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Stan Fellows has been an illustrator for thirty five years, painting for magazines, corporate clients, and children's books. Clients from the past two years include: Martha Stewart Living, Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Audubon, National Geographic, Field & Stream, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYU, Notre Dame, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, (what’s with all the airlines?...) Kiplinger's, Arts & Antiques, Simon & Schuster, and for six years he has worked monthly for the Wall Street Journal's Friday wine column. In his native Minneapolis he taught watercolor painting and illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and has also taught watercolor workshops in Iowa City, where he lives with his daughter.

Friday, November 13, 2009


I thought it might be interesting to describe a typical assignment and the process I follow. 
Southern Living sent me an essay written by someone who lives on a river and how they enjoy the passersby. 
My initial sketch (done out of my head) shows a woman waving from a canoe, the canoe clearly not angled towards the shore. The concept was approved so I moved to the next step of collecting pictures to guide my painting.

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