Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


Anni Matsick

Anni's focus has been the children's market, illustrating for educational, periodical and trade publications for major publishers for nearly 30 years. Her BFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University provides a strong foundation; clients appreciate Anni's strong drawing skills and ability to portray people of all origins realistically and with a wide range of expression. She is represented by Merial Cornell at Cornell & Company.
Recent picture books illustrated by Anni are The Boy Who Opened Our Eyes by Elaine Sussman (Lightswitch Learning, 2017) and Dinosaurs Living in My Hair! by Jayne Rose-Vallee.

Currently, her painting “Girl With Pink Ribbon” is among 103 works in the prestigious 2018 Pennsylvania Art of the State exhibit to run June 24-Sept 9, 2018 at the State Museum in Harrisburg. http://statemuseumpa.org/pr-aosfinalists18/

Two of her watercolors are included in North Light Books’ Splash 19:The Best of Watercolor available in July. To order: https://www.artistsnetwork.com/store/splash-19-the-best-of-watercolor
Two of her paintings were included in PSI's 20th Anniversary Exhibit Art of Facts/Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories at the Heinz History Center July-April, 2018.

Anni has been Editor for PSInside e-newsletter, 2009-present.

She is Chairman of Rules & Jurying, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, 2003-present.

Memberships: Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (PWS), Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (PWS), Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania (AACP)


Boalsburg, Pennsylvania 16827

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  • Children
  • Portrait
  • Book
  • Editorial
  • Humorous


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  • Children
  • Education
  • Ethnic
  • Line Art
  • Watercolor
  • Food & Drink
  • Pen and Ink