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LOCATION: Labyrinth Books
122 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542
DATE: Saturday, April 7, 2018
TIME: 3-4pm

After many years of hard work, I am thrilled that my chameleon character, QUINCY, will come to life with little bee books! The release is set for April 3, 2018! While a completely different tone from RENATO AND THE LION, this book also celebrates art. But in this brightly colored story, we get to see more from the perspective of the artist.


I am excited to announce that my debut picture book, RENATO AND THE LION, is out now! We had a wonderful book launch, followed by an author's panel at Books of Wonder in New York City! I'm eager to plan more book signings and school visits, so contact me if your organization is interested.

I have enjoyed my first few school and library visits to celebrate the release of RENATO AND THE LION. Currently I am booking speaking engagements for winter and spring 2018. Since I have one book out, and one book on the way, my fee is low (to build my resume). Within 2 hours driving distance of Princeto, NJ, I am happy to complete an all day program for $325. This includes as many full assemblies and classroom workshops as you would like.

For teaching materials, please visit To book a visit, please contact me.


Blog with some of my PB friends
I'm so thrilled to be a part of this group of talented and fun people. Writing and illustrating can be lonely, so to have some critique partners to liven up the day makes the journey more enjoyable. Visit our blog. Drawn to Picture Books includes: Deborah Cuneo, Mike Ciccotello, Diana Ting Delosh, Barbara DiLorenzo, Patricia Keeler, Jason Kirschner



This fall I will be teaching a regular session in the fall at the Arts Council. My main focus this year will be on illustration and making picture books, though I may also include drawing and watercolor classes as well.

In addition to these classes, I'm the Arts Council of Princeton Outreach Program Coordinator, as well as the Program Coordinator for ArtsExchange. If you are interested in volunteering for ArtsExchange, or would like your school or health care facility to benefit from art classes, please contact me.


For children and adults eager to further their artistic skills, I am offering discounted lessons from my home. This discount reflects the fact that I my baby daughter is home with me, and will most likely be in my arms as I work with you. While this doesn't inhibit what I have to say to help you with your work, it is another dimension to a lesson. If this isn't a big deal for you or your child, I teach 1/2 hour lessons in drawing and paining, (classic principles as well ass illustration) for $20. For a full hour, it is $35. If you are interested, please contact me.


CBIG, the Children’s Book Illustrators Group, is a New York City-based group of illustrators and author-illustrators who create high-quality work for children’s publishing and media. For illustrators that are interested in attending this meeting (non-members included) please contact me or visit the CBIG website for more information. Below are our meeting dates:

  • Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2-5pm
    Veronique Sweet, Senior Designer
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Sunday May 6, 2018 from 2-5pm
    Speaker to be determined
  • Sunday September 16, 2018 from 2-5pm
    Speaker to be determined
  • Annual Portfolio Review - November 2018



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Barbara DiLorenzo is represented by
Rachel Orr of the Prospect Agency.
Contact Rachel at rko(at) for more information.

She is also a teacher at the Arts Council of Princeton,
co-president of the Children's Book Illustrators Group,
an artist member of the Society of Illustrators,
a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society,
an artist member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club,
an artist member of the Art Students League of New York,
a Published and Listed (PAL) member of the Society of Book Writers and Illustrators,
and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Illustration).

Phone: (347) 577-2921
Email: wavepaint(at)
Location: Hopewell, NJ

Penguin Random House: Author/Illustrator bio
Simon & Schuster: Author/Illustrator bio