Richard Cowdrey

Richard Cowdrey

About Richard Cowdrey: Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Cowdrey graduated from The Columbus College of Art and Design in 1981. Richardís love for family and nature overflows into his illustrations which are enjoyed by children around the world. The artist lives in Gambier with his wife and has four grown children and five grandchildren. When not painting in his studio, Richard enjoys visiting schools to share with children his love of illustration.

For more about Richard Cowdrey, visit his website.

Richard Cowdrey's Speaking Engagements & Workshops: Richard talks about the process of illustrating, explaining how and where he works. Through a series of images, the audience can see an illustration evolve from the concept stage to a finished piece of artwork. Depending on time and scheduling, Richard does a Q&A, a "draw-along," reading, book signing, or a time spent with smaller groups of students chosen for their aptitude and/or interest in art. Audience: Youth. Please visit this link for more about Richard Cowdrey's speaking.


Richard Cowdrey's Books

Legends of Easter Treasury

THE LEGENDS OF EASTER TREASURY (2018): This book contains three bestselling Easter stories that include "The Legend of the Easter Egg," "The Legend of the Easter Robin," and "The Legend of the Sand Dollar."

"The Legend of the Easter Egg," written by Lori Walburg and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey, is a timeless tale that explores the meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself. This beautifully illustrated story of faith, love, and wonder includes explanations of the most common traditions and symbols of Lent and Easter.

"The Legend of the Easter Robin," written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey, is a classic tale that explores the symbol of the robin and its connection to Easter and Jesus' death and resurrection. This Easter story reminds readers everywhere how much Jesus sacrificed for us and how much he loves us.

"The Legend of the Sand Dollar," written by Chris Auer and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey, is a tale filled with wonder and charm that explores the hidden meaning of Easter within the sand dollar. This Easter story reminds readers everywhere that when Jesus died for us and was resurrected, he promised hope for all. (Ages 4-8)


Wakem the Rooster cover

WAKEM THE ROOSTER, UP ALL NIGHT (2017): Wakem the rooster sings beautifully, and his barnyard friends tell him so. Soon, however, Wakem can’t stop crowing late into the night. When Wakem's days and nights become mixed up, the raucous rooster is awake long past bedtime—waking everybody up! While cat and dog offer great tips for improved sleep, it's owl's clever twist on counting sheep that saves the day for Wakem and his barnyard friends. (Ages 4-8)


Legend of the Easter Robin cover

THE LEGEND OF THE EASTER ROBIN (2016): This newly illustrated edition of "The Legend of the Easter Robin" renews the wonder and charm of the original and timeless tale written by Dandi Daley Mackall. "The Legend of the Easter Robin" tells the story of Tressa, whose grandmother reveals to her the story of a small robin who saw Jesus struggling and soared to help him. This Easter tale reminds Christians everywhere how much Jesus sacrificed for us and how much he loves us. (Ages 4-8)

31st Annual
Buckeye Book Fair
November 3, 2018
9:30 to 4:00
Fisher Auditorium Wooster, Ohio
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