Painting by Author/Illustrator Brian Lies
In 2009, the talented and generous author/illustrator Grace Lin donated 11 original paintings to the Foundation for Children's Books to be auctioned on eBay as a benefit for its programs in under-served schools.
This year, the FCB is fortunate enough to have 10 different illustrators contributing to our "Small Graces" auction. Each month a small, unpublished, original painting will be auctioned on eBay with 100% of the proceeds to support the FCB's author/illustrator visits and residencies in urban schools. Each painting will illustrate a "small Grace."
This month's painting (seen above), a gorgeous piece by author/illustrator Brian Lies based on his new book Bats at the Ballgame, is on auction now through Friday, September 17.
To bid, click here for the link to eBay. For those who find original art from children's books beyond their budget, this is a great way to buy affordable art! Please spread the word and bid!
Brian Lies has illustrated more than 23 children's books and written five, including the New York Times bestsellers Bats at the Ballgame (2010--published this week at #6 on the NYT list!), Bats at the Library (2008) and Bats at the Beach (2006). Brian has won numerous awards for his work in books, newspapers and magazines, and visits schools to work with young readers. He lives with his family in Duxbury, MA.