Beth Spiegel is an author/illustrator based
in Los Angeles. Both parents were artists,
so working in the visual arts came early
One of the earliest gigs she remembers
is tracing drawings for animated commercials
with her father when he worked for
Jay Ward Studios (creators of Rocky and Bullwinkle).
She was nine years old.
Her first illustrating job came about when author Barbara Bottner saw an exhibition of Beth's watercolors of abandoned buildings at the PASADENA HISTORICAL MUSEUM and was inspired to write Years later this quiet picture book was sold to Peachtree Publishers.
(click title to read reviews).
Since then, Beth has created visual stories as a fine art painter, illustrator, and animator. She has also edited award-winning documentaries for National Geographic, Warner Brothers, Paramount Vantage and IMAX. The storytelling skills and persistence learned in these fields help her when creating books for children.