|FROM HER PROFILE
THAT WAS AT
AS IT APPEARED THERE written
apparently since the end of 2000
It is still accessible and has a
few of Toni's art pieces
LINK TO PROFILE
Fine Art & Storybook Illustrator
ART EDUCATION has been minimal, as I am self-taught,
and took a few community college courses in order to
perfect my technique, and another purpose was to
find out where I stood among other wannabe-artists.
About my artwork -- if you look into the eyes of the
characters I draw, you will find my heart.
IN GENERAL, about me -- I am a person with many
various talents and skills, ranging from my artwork
to creative writing (and we do a lot of singing in
our house, so that must mean something!), including
songwriting, and essaying, and letter-writing --
skills also pour into areas such as do-it-yourself
projects at home (not afraid to lift the hood of my
van, but am limited to what I will work on,ha) -- am
of course interested in desktop publishing, document
design and newly touching on web-design as well
(user-friendly thus far) -- digital photography and
graphics as well. Day jobs usually consist of office
work -- generally secretarial/word processing (yes
I'm a fast typist!) and medical transcription. I
don't limit myself as far as what new things I am
capable of learning, and find this to be an
optimistic and challenging outlook -- as I'm always
finding something new to learn.
First of all, I might add, I'm the divorced mother
of 2 young sons, who are the stars in my every sky,
Bryan and Jeremy. (That is motivation!)
I did not spend years entering art-contests, or
selling my art in art fairs, or promoting it to
anything but a limited number of book publishers
(offline!) during the past decade -- my artwork has
been something that's been placed on "back-burner,"
due to life's always getting in the way -- it has
always been my wish to bring it to the fore, and it
has taken a great deal of time getting here, thanks!
A Few past Projects:
1990-1991 -- FROG GONE REVIEW poetry chapbook, Mt.
Clemens, Michigan; fully illustrated (cover to
cover) 2 consecutive poetry chapbooks for a small
publisher; black and white; pen & ink.
1991 -- PERVAY book cover only; Published through
Harlo Books, Detroit, Michigan ; Pen & Ink; released
and distributed only in CANADA.
1991 -- Pen & Ink MCDONALD's Placemat, Adult Career
Training Corporation/ACT time-limited printing of 1
million copies of a tray-liner (yes, the paper in
the bottom of the tray...) distributed only to
McDonald's restaurants in the State of Michigan
during the summer of 1991. The Rochester Clarion
Newspaper interview article coincided event.
1994 --1997 COURAGE CARDS ART SEARCH WINNER three
consecutive years in a row (among approximately 30
such winners per season...) -- see Published
Projects, to view cards. (International Distribution
1996 -- PUBLISHING CONTRACT with New Canaan
Publishing, New Canaan CT: Purpose to illustrate a
series of 5 full-color early reader children's books
-- date of release has yet to be determined. 4 books
are completed by illustrator, with the 5th, also
having been written by me, still unillustrated.
Please inquire with your interest at
www.newcanaanpublishing.com -- links to the pages on
Amazon.com for these books will be included on
Published Projects page!
1996 or 1997 - COMMISSIONED by COURAGE CARDS for
"Snowman & Friends" -- I was told that this
commissioned piece was one of Courage Cards' best
1997 -- COURAGE CARDS HOLIDAY GREETING CARD CD ROM
COMPUTER PROGRAM; 3 designs featured on this holiday
greeting card program.
2000 -- Art displayed online for the first time
online http://www.findmeanartist.com artist
Launched Toni Donelow Stewart Illustrations web-site
(under previous format) on July 21st, 2000, from
Royal Oak, Michigan
Artwork displayed on http://www.panormus.org --
Italian Virtual Galleria!
CURRENTLY (and most recently) involved in working
with Infinity Books (check out their http://www.buybooksontheweb.com)
as a freelance illustrator, as well as freelance
December 2000 -- "DragonFire" pen & ink piece to be
displayed on San Francisco Bay Review Science
Fiction Fantasy special site during the month of
December --Artist Profile also featured!
PS: You will also find my artwork featured in the
http://www.toonscape.com - currently features 2 (of
many) castle designs
which are also available as print-on-demand
products: T-shirts, mugs and
mouse-pads, as well as free e-cards to send off.
http://www.bayreview.com (I have also recently
accepted position as an
occasional art columnist for this site)
http://www.panormus.org (Italian Virtual Galleria)
http://www.dart.com -- listing
http://www.Amazon.com --early reader children's
books listed under Toni Donelow Stewart and David
Mittelstadt--currently not available but pending
release in 2001.
Please sign up for the mailing list on my site, as
this will keep you informed of any new happenings!
Site additions are: Free E-Cards with my artwork on
them from WickedMoon.com, and Cobranded MP3 Player
by VisioSonic. thanks in advance for taking the time
to view my art--your comments are always welcomed!