Anne Belov has been drawing and painting since the time she could hold a crayon. After receiving a BFA from The Philadelphia College of Art, she moved west and, since she didn’t learn everything the first time, went to art school again, receiving an MFA in painting from the University of Washington. She now makes her home on Whidbey Island. Anne is the person behind the pandas of The Panda Chronicles (blog, four books and counting) and has recently released her first picture book, Pandamorphosis, a wordless adventure with pandas. There are, to her knowledge, no pandas in her backyard.
Anne sent this message along with her dot, "I am forever grateful to an elementary school art teacher who encouraged my creativity. In a time when school art and music budgets are cut to microscopic proportions, this day of celebration of creativity becomes essential, not just “something kinda cool.” I don’t know where I would be today (or even IF I would be today) without creativity in my life. It is that important."
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