Laurel Larivee is both an artist and an art educator. She received her BFA in Art Education from Boston University and currently teaches high school art in the New Hampshire seacoast area. Laurel specializes in oil and watercolor, but enjoys other mediums as well. In her free time, Laurel likes to spend time with her family and pets, read and talk about anything Harry Potter related, play Scrabble, listen to good music, and sketch. Laurel Larivee
Colleen Sgroi, dreamed of being an artist since she was a young girl. Her work is available world-wide on puzzles, calendars, prints and greeting cards, and has been included in films by major motion picture companies. Now her work is also featured in children’s books. Colleen lives in an artist community in Lowell, MA. She owns and operates an art center in Billerica, MA where she and a dedicated staff teach children and adults to bring their own creativity into the world. Colleen Sgroi
Allison Sinclair is the designer of the Pear Tree Publishing Haunted Pear Tree Logo. She is an artist from the New Hampshire seacoast, with a BFA in Illustration, who loves simple yet elegant design with a dash of whimsy. Her preferred mediums are charcoal, pastel, and digital painting in Photoshop, though she is trained in many more. She is inspired by the nature that surrounds her, the children she has nannied for in the summers, and her grandmother’s zany creativity. Besides making art she loves reading, learning languages, and traveling. Allison Sinclair
Ben F. Taylor
Ben F. Taylor is a freelance illustrator. He has illustrated two children’s books. His first, “The Animal Dance”, was written by his daughter, Jamie. His second was “Davy’s Ride Down” by Michele Gibeau Cronin and was published by Pear Tree Publishing. Ben lives in Derry, NH, with his wife, Joanna.
Chris Williamson is the designer of the Pear Tree Publishing Double P “Printing Press” Logo. He is an exceptional photographer and designer. Chris is primarily self taught through experimentation with a variety of traditional and digital photographic tools and materials. When not creating photo-art, Chris offers services in photography, architectural design, digital imaging, and graphic design/brand development.