All it took was winning the local Color-the-Weather contest for seven-year old Diandra to realize that having an audience appreciate your work was almost better than ice cream. From then on there was always a crayon, pencil, marker or pen in her hand.
Diandra now works mostly in gouache, with a little ink and color pencil thrown in for variety. Bright colors and energetic lines mark her work, making it a perfect fit for stationary, educational materials, trade books, and magazines for young children.
Not only is Diandra an active member of the SCBWI, she is also the Illustrator Coordinator for the Houston SCBWI chapter, working with local illustrators seeking to be published in the children's literature market. Recently Diandra was named the Portfolio Display Contest's Grand Prize Winner at Houston's regional SCBWI conference for the second year.
A Bachelor's in Communications, years of teaching, and volunteering have all given Diandra the tools to effectively partner with others to bring projects to a successful completion. She looks forward to and approaches each project with creativity, enthusiasm and organization.
Today Diandra lives in Houston, Texas and can usually be found at her drawing table with a pencil in one hand and a spoonful of ice cream in the other.
Member since 2005
Region: Texas: Houston
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