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The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
tel: 206.842.4451
www.biartmuseum.org

October 11, 2014 | February 1, 2014

Other than love, I think creativity is the most sublime natural state. When I allow myself to surrender to it, what follows is a blizzard of unbidden ideas tumbling down. I don’t understand how this happens. What I do know is that it involves the same ‘falling’ as love does and requires the same openness and trust. It is seldom easy, often frustrating, requires stamina, and is risky, but, oh my, the rewards.

ABOUT WOODLEIGH  artist | illustrator

Woodleigh Hubbard was born in Sharon, Connecticut, to an artist/space-philosopher father and a visionary mother. One of five children, she grew up surrounded by wild natural beauty in a town who’s claim to fame was a rumored Abominable Snowman sighting. Needing more stimulation than this, Hubbard’s career as an artist began.

Every one of her creative instructors, except for Tim Girvin, www.girvin.com (The Evergreen State College, 1975) echoed the same refrain, “You have no talent. Give up.” This was like waving a red flag in front of a bull. Twenty published author-illustrated children’s books later, with one novel for adults in the works and another two children’s books in the brain pan, Woodleigh lives on an Island in the Pacific Northwest with her Siberian Russian husband.

 

Woodleigh's works have been translated into several languages, including French, Japanese, and Korean.

PHOTO CREDIT: Joel Sackett

WORK  |  children's stories

Imaginary Menagerie

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Published by
Chronicle Books
ISBN 0-8118-0797-5

Whoa Jealousy!

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Ages 3 and up
Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, NY, 2002
Hardcover:
ISBN 0-399-23435-7

Park Beat

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Ages 3 and up
Published by Harper Collins, 2001
Hardcover: ISBN 0-688-13994-9

Written by Layne Longfellow
Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

Imagine...if you had a cat, a spider, a dog, a centipede, a snail, and a giraffe. What would you do?

Written and Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

Your friend's stuff always seems just a little bit better than yours. What's that twinge you feel? That's jealousy, trying to barge into your friendship.

Written and Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

A walk through here is a rappin', tappin', finger snappin' celebration of the seasons.

Once I Was...

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Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN 0-399023105-6

 

Twelve Days
of Christmas

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Published by Chronicle Books
ISBN 0-8118-1264-2

 

All That You Are

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Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN 0-399-23364-4

Written by Niki Clark Leopold
Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

Everyone and everything changes. Something small becomes part of something big. Once upon a time you were one way, but you can bet that you'll be different when you're just a little bit older.

Written and Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

Brimming with visual puns, every page in this exuberant book is filled with wild and wacky characters joyously celebrating the season.

Written and Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

You are the greatest gift to those who love you - and watching you blossom is a joy to behold.

The Friendship Book

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Published by Chronicle Books
ISBN 0-8118-0141-1

The Precious Gift

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Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0-689-80480-6

Four Fur Feet

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For ages 3-6
Published by Hyperion
ISBN 0-7868-1111-0

 

Written and Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

A friend is the one you call first news of any importance... A friend will tell you the truth when you need it most... Friends make each other laugh.

Written by Ellen Jackson
Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

Ellen Jackson's sparkling retelling of this Navaho creation and evolution myth speaks to eternal questions as well as contemporary concerns about ecology.

Written by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

A four-footed furry creature takes a walk around the world, and what does he see?

Hip Cat

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Published by Chronicle Books
ISBN 0-8118-1489-0

C is for Curious

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Published by Chronicle Books
ISBN 0-8118-1078-X

Visual Feast

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Published by Giftworks Chronicle Books
ISBN 0-8118-1747-9

Written by Jonathan London
Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

A rhythmic text and brilliant illustrations bring alive
a magical world where cool cats dig hot jazz and where, if you try hard enough, no dream is out of reach.

Written and Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

Raging Dragons, leaping cows, and baseball-playing dogs all come together in this zany collection that explores a host of feelings.

By Layne Allen Longfellow
Illustrated by Woodleigh Marx Hubbard

Clip, write down, or paste your favorite recipes into this cheerful recipe journal featuring zany illustrations and wacky puns!.

WORK  | original artwork

Woodleigh's original artwork such as these samples and more is available for purchase. If interested, please contact Woodleigh directly.

CONTACT WOODLEIGH

WORK  |  upcoming novel

PHOTO CREDIT: Joel Sackett

I’ve been working on my first novel going on 61,360 hours and counting. I thought after being in children’s books for roughly 157,785 hours, that a change might be a ‘nice’ idea. Piffle! A ‘nice’ idea is a mint chocolate chip ice cream with extra, extra fudge sauce.

My darling husband told me that I used to be fun... before I started writing. On another occasion he wondered aloud, “Woodleigh, do you think I’ll still have teeth in my head by the time you’ve finished ‘that thing?’”

 ‘That thing!’

 It doesn’t take an astrologer to tell me that Uranus might be going retrograde in my house of marriage in the near future unless I hop to and get er' done.  Wish me luck and I’ll keep you posted.

 

 

AWARDS | REVIEWS

awards

The cover art for Publishers Weekly, ‘Fall Children’s Books,’1997.

American Institute of Graphic Arts for Excellence.

Parent’s Choice, Fight ‘N’ Face Fear Book Selection.

Notable Children’s Book citation, American Library Association.

Society of Children’s ‘s Illustrators Show NYC, 1990.

The Bookbuilder’s West Award.

Parent’s Choice Illustration Honor.

2 Annual Society of Illustration Shows.

Critic Choice.

School Library Journal starred Review

Publisher’s Weekly starred review

The International Center of Children’s Literature for the Best Graphic Design of a Book with a Foreign Origination.

Pick of the Lists selection, American Booksellers Association

A Featured Reading Rainbow Book.

Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, Saturday September 15, 2001, the weekend after 9/11. Daniel Pinkwater chose this book, Park Beat by Jonathan London, to help children focus on simple everyday things

a handful of reviews

School Library Journal, starred review: “a one-of-a-kind book… Hubbard’s vivid illustrations sparkle like Matisse… just the right accompaniment to the jazzy text.”

Picture Book: “shows a modernist spirit that relates to the surreal landscapes of Miro.”

Newsweek: “Wacky.”

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Museum Store: “see magic come alive.”

New York Times: The simply told story, and the impressionistic earth-tone illustrations by Woodleigh Hubbard, are well suited to preschool listeners.

Publishers Weekly, starred review: “ Hubbard … creates vibrant spreads that ideally compliment the narrative ; their unsullied bright colors, smooth edges and serpentine forms are reminiscent of such jazz-inspired abstract canvases as Stuart Davis’s The Mellow Pad.”

Kirkus, starred review:  “what is singular about Hubbard’s style is the idiosyncratic shapes…will surely enrapture readers…”

Norman Cousins: “ a joyous explosion in the mind. It surges with creative imagination and it is a privilege just to hold it in my hand.”

Boston Globe: “dazzling, imaginative . . .”

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Woodleigh's original artwork is available for purchase. If interested, please contact Woodleigh directly. She would love to chat with you!

tel: 206-920-9809

email: art@woodleighhubbard.com

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