Jonathan Fenske
Children's Book Author + Illustrator + Artist

On the summit of La Plata Peak in Colorado (14,360'). 

On the summit of La Plata Peak in Colorado (14,360'). 

I am the author and illustrator of the children's picture books, Plankton Is Pushy (April 2017) and Barnacle Is Bored (Scholastic). A Pig, A Fox and Stinky Socks will be published by Penguin USA in Feb. 2017. It's a follow up to my Geisel Honor Book, A Pig, A Fox, and A Box. 

I've also written and illustrated additional young readers with Penguin USA: Woodward and McTweeLove Is in the Air, and Guppy Up!.  

As a gallery artist, I have exhibited my paintings all over the United States. My paintings have appeared on HGTV.com., in New American Paintings, on DecorDemon.com and in numerous regional newspapers and publications. My work is also in collections such as the Booth Western Museum and the Arthur Blank Family Foundation.

Client work includes Verizon, Room 214, GroundFloor Media, Nationwide, Home Depot, Telespine and 3W Races. 

Reading books to my own children has been one of the best experiences of my life. Watching them dive into books and sharing the adventures of their favorite characters was the impetus for writing and illustrating my own stories. 

I have a BFA in Sculpture from Clemson University. I make my home in a suburb of Denver, CO with my wife, Jennifer, and three young daughters.