Paul Schmid is a super nice guy, an award winning artist, illustrator, designer and internationally published author and illustrator of picture books for children.
His art and writing have been honored by The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and Print Magazines, Maurice Sendak Fellowship, Union League Club of Chicago, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists, Society of American Travel Writers, Kirkus Magazine, and others.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Paul now lives in Seattle.
For fine art inquiries email me:
For book inquiries please contact my agent
Steven Malk at 858-678-8767
My society6 shop is here.
Some of Paul's art and designs are available at Great Arrow Graphics.
My LinkedIn link.
In 2010 Paul was invited to spend a month with Maurice Sendak at a Fellowship with 3 other picture book artists. Here's an excerpt from Paul's 2011 interview on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast:
"The fellowship was one of those experiences that start out being so astounding one can hardly believe it, and end as something warm and personal and wonderful. Maurice is a funny, generous, brilliant man who lives deeply. ...Thoughtful, passionate, idealistic, he has lived a life of emotional and intellectual honesty and courage... I’m convinced that is the reason his books are so substantial and enduring.
What did we do at the fellowship? We mostly worked. I drew, took long walks in the Connecticut woods, drew, wrote, talked to the Fellows, and drew and wrote some more. Kind of what I imagine paradise to be, except it wasn’t in Hawaii."