"My What Big Ears You Have" acrylic on board, by Neecy Twinem

Showcasing Neecy Twinem's Fine Art, Illustration and School Visits

Showcasing Neecy Twinem's Fine Art, Illustration and School Visits

Showcasing Neecy Twinem's Fine Art, Illustration and School Visits Showcasing Neecy Twinem's Fine Art, Illustration and School Visits Showcasing Neecy Twinem's Fine Art, Illustration and School Visits

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"Bedtime"

"Through bold stylized animals I create whimsical stories to evoke compassion for the world's creatures and ourselves." 

Hello, I am Neecy! (and Boo is with me)

My Background

Neecy Twinem with her black cat Boo

I was one of those kids who grew up always knowing that I wanted to be an artist. I drew constantly, day dreaming, fantasizing grand stories and images. I pursued my artistic dreams and I grew up to be a professional artist, toy designer, academic professor and author/ illustrator of over 33 children’s books published in several languages. My illustrations are found in picture books, educational books, classroom readers, magazines, and on book covers, puzzles, posters, greeting cards, t-shirts, giftware and public murals. My fine art paintings are found in numerous private and public collections around the country. Currently I am faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. I also developed and created the brand trademark titled, ZombieZoo® including the design, manufacturing and release of a plush toy line and books, which has attracted international attention.

My Medium

I primarily use acrylic paint on many different surfaces. In my underpainting I start with a thick layer of gesso. I can build rich color layer by layer, allowing the eye to see down through the layers to create a luminous and rich painting.

My Inspiration

From a young child, I have had a connection with animals. My love for animals never waned and to this day they continue to be my inspiration. I have combined my love of animals and the environment with the art I create.