Home

email: colleen @ myartsite.com

Colleen Rowan Kosinski and pet dove, BabyColleen Rowan Kosinski has always found joy in creating.  She loves to write and draw, and  received her B.A. from Rutgers University in visual art.

She rediscovered her passion for writing after many years as a successful, freelance fine artist.  She delved into writing when she had an idea for a screenplay.  She joined a critique group of successful and hopeful screenwriters and over the years wrote five feature length scripts.

Then she discovered children’s book writing and she knew she had found her passion.  She has created picture books–three with full dummies to review.  She has written middle grade novels and young adult novels. She also has many other works in progress.

Colleen is flexible and easy to work with and has never missed a deadline in her long career as a fine artist.

She belongs to her local chapter SCBWI critique group.  She attends as many conferences as she can and is a member of the SCBWI.

Biography

email: colleen @ myartsite.com

Colleen Rowan Kosinski has always been involved in creative projects. She is an alumna of Moore College of Art and graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Visual Arts. While in college, Colleen worked with The Robert Wood Johnson Hospital as part of her curriculum. She developed, designed and constructed step-by-step instruction booklets to be used by nursing staff. After graduation, Colleen worked as a jewelry designer. While working as a designer she won a scholarship to the Gemological Institute of America and earned a certificate in Colored Stones. Colleen, having a great interest in science, volunteered at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. She worked with Dr. John Gelhaus in the entomology department rendering illustrations of insects for scientific publications. She also worked at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, were she designed illustrations for a cookbook featuring Ben Franklin’s favorite dishes.

Colleen loves helping organizations that benefit wildlife and animals. After the devastating fire in the primate house at the Philadelphia Zoo, Colleen donated one of her paintings to a silent auction fund raiser. She also annually donates paintings to the Chester County SPCA and Morris Animal Shelter in Philadelphia, PA. After the birth of her first child, Colleen opened her studio and virtual gallery. She has been working as a visual artist, with clients all over the United States, for the past eighteen years. You can visit her site at www.myartsite.com. She specializes in pet portraiture and still life. Her mediums of choice are oil or pastel.

As a lover of nature and animals, in her spare time Colleen volunteers at the local animal shelter. During the summer you can usually find her nursing a sick squirrel or robin back to health.

Colleen resides in Cherry Hill, NJ with her husband, three sons, doberman pinscher, rottweiler, and miniature dachshund.

 Enter the Portfolio

gallery

Enjoy!

 

Colleen's Blog

Contests

I’m entering a contest for a book cover. Here’s my entry. Click to see the full image  

Inspiration

People often ask me how I come up with my stories. What was my inspiration? So, I looked back on my recent projects and…

The Next Big Thing

I was asked by my talented friend, Lisa Amowitz, to participate in this blog tag event detailing what we are all currently working on.…

Library Lovin’ Challenge

 Dear Friends, This is a library-loving blog challenge! For every commenter on this post between now and April 14th (my birthday!) at 12 pm,…

Happy Book Birthday!!!!

Today is the book birthday for Keri Mikulski’s new book,             Head Games!      Keri and I have been…