And when it snows, he likes to build monsters. 

 

About

 Photo: Rich Silivanch

Photo: Rich Silivanch

Adam Gustavson's paintings and drawings have appeared in over thirty highly praised and award winning books for children, as well as magazines, educational materials, advertising campaigns and galleries. He holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a BFA from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. 

His career in art education has led him to serve on the faculty of Seton Hall University and Philadelphia's University of the Arts. Since 2014, he has co-owned the Renaissance Art Studio in Millburn, NJ, with his wife (and manager) Denise, offering individual art lessons in a variety of media. 

He lives in New Jersey with his family and a somewhat neurotic poodle, and spends his nights singing, writing, playing a couple instruments in any number of area bands