Library displays illustrator’s art

Posted Oct. 28, 2011, at 9:54 p.m.
Work by author and illustrator Kim Jacobs, such as this piece, “Canopy Picnic,” will be on display through November at the Belfast Public Library.
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Work by author and illustrator Kim Jacobs, such as this piece, “Canopy Picnic,” will be on display through November at the Belfast Public Library.

BELFAST, Maine — Author and illustrator Kim Jacobs will show the intricately detailed watercolors she creates for her best-selling calendars, greeting cards, books and children’s publications through November in the Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library. An artist’s reception will be held 4-6:30 p.m. Friday. Nov. 5, at the library. Jacobs will be on hand to tell about her work and sign copies of the 23rd edition of “The Cobblestone Way Calendar” and her most recent book, “Cottage Cats, My Companions on the Path to Joy.”

Jacobs has been illustrating professionally for more than 30 years. She is well-known internationally for her best-selling calendars and a wide range of greeting cards, stationery products, puzzles and toys, art prints and three illustrated books.

In the library’s exhibit Jacobs will offer a glimpse into the illustrator’s art and her creative process

through the pictorial displays showing examples of initial concept sketches, succeeding layers of compositional and detail development drawings, and finally the painting and printed pieces ready for market.

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