Illustrator Gallery - Beth Spiegel
Beth Spiegel is an author/illustrator based in Los Angeles. Both parents were artists, so working in the visual arts came early and naturally. One of the first gigs she remembers is tracing drawings for animated commercials with her father when he worked for Jay Ward Studios (creators of Rocky and Bullwinkle). She was nine years old.
Since then, Beth has created visual stories as a fine art painter, illustrator, and animator. She has also edited award-winning documentaries for National Geographic, Warner Brothers, Paramount Vantage, and IMAX. The storytelling skills and persistence learned in these fields help her when creating books for children.
Her first illustrating job came about when author Barbara Bottner saw an exhibition of Beth’s watercolors and was inspired to write the picture book, Rosa’s Room. Years later, this quiet story sold to Peachtree Publishers, and is still in print.
She also illustrated FIRST GRADE STINKS written by Mary Ann Rothman (earning a starred Publishers Weekly review) and WILL IT BE A BABY BROTHER? Written by Eve Bunting (BOYDS MILL PRESS.)
For the last few years, Beth has dedicated herself to developing picture book ideas as both writer and illustrator. She participates in many SCBWI events, joined a brilliant writing group, and wakes before the sun each day to work in her studio. Beth now has several stories ready to enter the world and hopefully make their way into the hands of children.
She is currently looking for representation.