Monday, January 4, 2010

Ann Marie DiVecchia

In the blog tradition, here are ten not-so-random things about me:

  1. I live in Nashua, NH.
  2. I grew up in Watertown and Waltham, MA just outside of Boston.
  3. My husband, son, daughter, and poodle have all appeared in my work.
  4. I stay inspired by looking at art and design blogs; reading; visiting museums and galleries; observing animals and people; listening to music; and being around other artists.
  5. Chinatsu Ban is one of my favorite contemporary artists. Illustrators that inspire me include Juliette Borda, Maira Kalman, and Giselle Potter, but there are LOTS of others.
  6. Gouache is my medium of choice for illustration.
  7. The Velveteen Rabbit is one of my favorite children's stories. It is about being real and it makes me cry.
  8. I am addicted to Project Runway. It is about creating under pressure. Ok...sometimes it makes me cry, too.
  9. My first career was teaching art and I didn't seriously consider a career in illustration until a few years ago. I decided my ideal life would be working as an illustrator/designer and teaching as a visiting artist part time. So that is the life I'm creating.
  10. Some other things I like to do are bake biscotti, take step and kickbox classes, work in my gardens, spend time with family and friends, and visit cities where the Red Sox play.


  1. What a sweet portrait of you and Dharma! I learned a few new things about you too. :)

  2. I love this illo! It's so you! And, I too learned some interesting new things about you!! (If you ever need a biscotti taste tester ... :) )
    I'm really looking forward to getting together with you guys soon!!

  3. I learned a few new things too. Nice idea for a post - and well done. Glad that you are doing this!

  4. Love post # 9! How wonderful... 'create the life you love' :) Happy 2010!