Illustrator Gallery - JD Donnelly
J.D. Donnelly was born on a
beach where dolphins played, grew up in an enchanted forest filled with deer,
and studied Studio Art and Creative Writing at Hollins University, home to many
squirrels. Her artwork and stories have been featured in literary magazines such
as Strangelet and The Cyborg Griffin, art shows, solo
exhibitions, and conventions such as Illuxcon. She also has experience as a dinosaur artisan crafting
fossil replicas for museums and private collectors.
Her block print of the
Grimm’s fairytale “Godfather Death” won a national contest hosted by Richeson
& Co. and Blick Art Materials, earlier drafts of her
dragon story earned departmental honors as her Creative Writing thesis before winning a first page contest hosted by the Western PA SCBWI chapter. She is a member of the Hollins chapters of Sigma Tau Delta,
Phi Beta Kappa, and the Western PA Chapter of SCBWI. She also presents
creature-creation panels, such as Dragons, Cryptids, and Dinos,
When not hip-deep in writing, reading, or printmaking, she dotes on her cuddly
rottweilers, wiggly corgi, and squishy axolotl.