ASTRID SHECKELS

fine art & illustration



ASTRID SHECKELS

fine art & illustration

 
 ALSC Blog, November 2, 2017


Preview Massachusetts, December 2016





Greenfield Recorder, July  13, 2013


Artspace Newsletter, November, 2009


Greenfield Recorder, October 29, 2009


Daily Hampshire Gazette, January 8, 2007

Hampshire Life, July 28, 2006


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“[Sheckels’] paintings are realistic and will draw you into a world that looks just like the one we live in but seems so full of hope and charm that you won’t want to leave.”

--C 3 Magazine


“Sheckels adds color, vitality, a crispness and life to all 32 pages of her new book.”

--The Greenfield (MA) Recorder


“Astrid Sheckels’ watercolors create a strong sense of time and place.”

--Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com Children's Books, Best Children's Christmas Books of 2009



“A major shout-out is in order for the illustrations of Astrid Sheckels. She bases her paintings on actual photos, which is significant, as it creates images that are more true and detailed than many children's books. The expressions on the faces look real, not an approximation. It ties in well to the story of the dock and the sea, and her colors and composition are gorgeous. Instead of flat depictions, every crease, chip, shadow, and bit of woodgrain is revealed.”

--The  Black Sheep Dances.com





IMAGINE THAT . . . “Cats in Hats” at the Springfield Museums. By Laura Holland. Preview Massachusetts, December 2016 Read it here.




Nic and Nellie is the winner of the 2013 Moonbeam Award for Best Picture Book (all ages). Read it here.



The Fish House Door wins the 2011 Children’s Book Award for best Maine Children’s Book, Maine Literary Awards. Read it here.




The Fish House Door is the winner of the 2010 Moonbeam Award for Best Picture Book (all ages). Read it here.




The Scallop Christmas - Winner of a 2009 Maine Lupine Honor Award for a picture book of outstanding merit. Read it here.




National website About.com has named The Scallop Christmas one of the Best Children’s Christmas Books of 2009. Read it here.

 

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April 2012


 

March 2011


 

April 2010

 

June 2017



August 2014



November 2012



December 2011


  

December 2010

 
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