Chasing Vermeer Illustrator


My school will be doing a “School-wide Read,”  using the book “Chasing Vermeer,” written by Blue Balliett and Illustrated by Brett Helquist.  I have been asked to have a community canvas created by all of the students (and parents, if they want) of the school.  Our inspiration comes from this great book and excellent illustrations.  I contacted Brett’s agent to get permission to use his character renderings and was surprised to get a welcoming response. I promised to send him a picture of our final product.  I am excited to be in charge of this activity and looking forward to displaying the school’s first permanent artwork.


I’ve added Brett’s blog to my blog roll.  You can see his newest pieces and what books he’ll be working on next!  My first exposure to his artwork was from the “Series of Unfortunate Events,” by Lemony Snicket.


~ by florriebarnett on September 20, 2009.

One Response to “Chasing Vermeer Illustrator”

  1. That sounds like a fun and fine project, Florrie. I can’t wait to see pictures!

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