Artists Biography

Ilene Richard received her B.F.A. in Illustration, Graphic Design, and Jewelry Design, from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. After graduating, Ilene decided to pursue her career in jewelry design, and has exhibited her work in galleries all over the country including many one woman shows. After investing fifteen years in the jewelry business, Ilene decided to revisit her passion for children’s book illustration. She attended The Museum School in Boston, and the DeCodova Museum School for continuing education classes in illustration.

Since concentrating on children’s publishing Ilene has had the privilege of working with and been published by; Random House, Grosset & Dunlap, Leapfrog, Sesame Street Magazine, Scott Foresman, Harcourt, the Wright Group and Brown Publishing.
Ilene lives in Andover, Massachusetts with her husband Lawrence and their Boston Terrier named Lucy. Ilene’s children are both off conquering the world.

Ilene is also a member of SCBWI, and you can view more of her work at:


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