Born 6 weeks early, Wendy Edelson spent her first couple years
in New York, then moved with her parents to California, It was there in the back of the station wagon with the country speeding past the windows that she began to draw, and draw…..and draw and hasn’t stopped yet.
Wendy, a self taught artist, moved back to New York at the age of 16, eager to begin her professional career and began making the rounds of publishers and advertising agencies. After several years she moved further North up to Vermont, spending her time illustrating children’s books and creating art for packaging, posters, advertising, collectibles and grown up books.
She now lives on a small island in the Pacific Northwest where she continues to illustrate children’s books and has recently begun licensing her images for all sorts of products and is currently delighted and excited about her new favorite passion, creating fabric collections.
She has managed to steal just enough time away from her drawing board to occasionally travel the world and has learned how to whip up a mean Puttanesca sauce and bake biscotti , speak passable Italian, grow scented flower gardens and heirloom vegetables, learn to dance, be happy, write a children’s book, get married and have a son , love a Corgi and a fluffy gray cat....and the fun’s just begun!