List of Past & Current INX artists

INX Artists R — S

Rick Reason
Rick Reason began his career as a staff illustrator for the Hollywood film company, Robert Abel Associates. His freelance clients have included NBC, HBO, ESPN, Viacom and Fox. In addition to newspaper and magazine illustration, he has painted numerous award-winning cards depicting house pets for the ASPCA.

Bill Russell Bill Russell has been a designer and illustrator for over 30 years. He creates images and designs that enhance the printed page and the digital sphere. As an accomplished web designer, website developer, illustrator and visual journalist, Bill has contributed his creative expertise, design and picture-making to a multitude of projects, companies, forums and online media throughout the United States and Canada.
Bill received his degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City. He has exhibited his paintings widely, many of which can be found in private collections in Canada and the U.S. Bill was an adjunct professor of illustration at CCA (California College of the Arts) and a staff artist at the San Francisco Chronicle. He has a true passion for design, picture-making and problem solving. He endlessly pursues his education into new web technologies, most recently learning how to apply web sites to mobile devices.
A former native of Toronto and New York, Bill lives in San Rafael with his wife and son. His voracious appetite for artistic expression keeps him busy creating abstract paintings and collages in his San Rafael studio.

Steven Salerno After graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1979, Steven Salerno worked briefly in commercial animation, then began his independent illustration career. From 1980 through 1985 he created numerous social/political drawings for The New York Times' Op-ed Page as well as editorial illustrations for many other prominent publications. In the early 1990's his illustration style became more decorative and whimsical, leading to extensive projects in advertising, product packaging, and a much broader range of publications. Since 2000 Steven has illustrated 19 picture books for children. He has illustrated the stories of famed authors Margaret Wise Brown and Bill Martin Jr., and has authored three picture books himself (Coco the Carrot, Little Tumbo, and Harry Hungry! ).
In 2012 his latest illustrated picture book,
Brothers At Bat was released by Clarion Books. In 2013 his next picture book BOOM! will be released by Disney. His illustration style is now evolving again, becoming similar to his own style from the start of his illustration career thirty years ago. Steven's picture books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and The New York Times Book Review.
He has been a guest speaker at Parsons School of Design, School of Visual Arts, was the guest artist at the Kentucky Library Association Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as conducting classroom talks with young school kids. His illustration work has been recognized for excellence by
Communication Arts, Print, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Society of Illustrators. His original artwork and prints has been exhibited in New York City, Seattle, Louisville, and Tokyo. He has also had a lifelong interest in the game of golf, and in 2010 launched the site to showcase and sell his limited edition golf art prints. Steven is originally from Vermont and has lived in New York City for many years.

Betsy Scheld (1963-1996)
Betsy Scheld was an energetic young illustrator who worked in New York and contributed to INX until January 1996, when at the age of 32 she died from spinal meningitis.
She received a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In 1990, she was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago, Her work appeared in a variety of popular publications such as The Village Voice and The Sacramento Bee, as well as The New York Times and Newsday, In addition, she illustrated two children’s books, several CD covers, billboards, and numerous book jackets, one of which received the prestigious Tiffany Award,
Betsy Scheld’s artwork is a vivid reminder of her personality, She was known for her laughter, her sense of originality, and her love of art. Her use of bright colors and frenzied lines express the energetic pace at which she went about her work and life. She expressed the humor she saw in the problems of everyday life by using disproportionate figures and skewed perspectives. She had a spirited defiance of what most people considered normal. Her taste in fashion and view of social expectations usually went against mainstream norms. These themes are reflected in her artwork, as she often drew humans with three eyeballs or green skin and kangaroos sporting red shoes.
Betsy Scheld also had a serious side reflected in her work. Some of her illustrations confront issues such as homelessness, AIDS, and other problems associated with city life, She was also concerned with discrimination against women. She considered her feminist point of view an important aspect of her art. Having experienced difficult times in her life, she strongly identified with others who struggled. Her work often expressed the distress of victims in a stark and sometimes disturbing manner.
The members of the Scheld family are pleased that Betsy Scheld’s illustrations were exhibited in Poland in the show
INX and the World. Two of her grandparents were first generation Americans from immigrant families who left Poland for New York in the early 1900s. At family gatherings, many personal stories were told of the challenges and triumphs of the Kaminski family, and of the Polish immigrant in New York City in general. This cultural heritage formed an important part of Betsy Scheld’s social identity. She would have felt a great sense of accomplishment and pride to have her artwork displayed in Poland.

Sara Schwartz Sara Schwartz is a long-time contributor to INX. Her other illustration clients have included The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rizzoli International Books, Korea Vogue, EMI Music Korea, LeSportsac Licenced Bags, Luggage & Accessories, and various Women's & Teen Magazines.
Other clients include: Anna Sui Corp. Watches, T Shirts, Canvas Bags, & Cosmetic Pouches Crunch Gym billboards, posters & T Shirts Korea Vogue Girl Products: Illustrated Umbrella, Watch, Table Top, T Shirt, Wearable Pins, Mousepad, Writing Pads, Sticker Pages, & Fashion Reviews with her illustrations & photos.
She lives and works in New York City.

Jill Karla Schwarz
Like many of the other artists in INX, Jill Karla Schwarz has done a lot of illustrations for The New York Times. These were in the days before e-mail, when the artist had to actually show up to get the job, deliver it, and sometimes even complete or correct the illustration on any empty desk or drawing board she could find. The results were that many of artists got to know each other pretty well. The first core group of INX artists was born from these friendships. She wasn't part of the birthing, but she was one of the first new artists asked to join INX and she felt deeply honored. Most of the illustrations she was asked to do for other publications tended to be pretty things and subjects; INX provided an opportunity to show another side of her illustration work and she loved doing it.Over the years she has done illustrations for many publications, such as Time and The Washington Post. She has also produced book covers, children’s books and comic book art for DC Comics. Her main love has always been fantasy and political art. The last few years, she has been able to combine this love in her on-line comic book, Attention Deficit Girl.

David Shannon Born in Washington D.C., Shannon grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a Fine Arts degree. He then moved to New York City, where he continued his illustration work. He and his wife, Heidi, currently live in Los Angeles, California. David's editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Time, and Rolling Stone, and his artwork has graced a number of book jackets and award-winning picture books.
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