Heidi Bosch Romano

Heidi Bosch Romano About Me: I started drawing when I was a toddler. By the age of seven, I could already capture the likeness of the people that I drew. When I was nine years old, my mother put an apple on the counter, handed me a drawing tablet and a charcoal pencil and said "draw a picture of that." After I was finished, she was amazed. She told me that my drawing looked real, and that I drew better than the adults in her art class. It was a proud moment for me. I still have that drawing today.

In junior high, I started drawing realistic eyes. A friend asked me to draw them for her and to sign the picture because she was sure I would become a famous artist. When I was seventeen, my mother wanted to teach me how to paint with oils. She set up a still life and gave me a few instructions on how to proceed. After the painting was complete, she was so impressed that she told my sister with a laugh, "She doesn't need lessons."

As an adult, I honed my skills by taking life drawing classes. In particular, I learned how to draw realistic hands and feet. I was told by the teacher that when reviewing artists' portfolios, many employers look for the artists' ability to draw them, since it is the most common weakness.

I started illustrating books and making cover art in 2006. Now, I find that creating children's picture books is very gratifying. My most recent achievement is making a deck of affirmation cards featuring a different abstract painting on the back of each card. I have lots more artistic projects in the queue.

Have a happy and inspirational day.

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