Doris Ettlinger has been an illustrator since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design. She later received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her work features fine draftsmanship and a masterful use of watercolor.

Over the course of her career Doris has illustrated 40 children’s books, including the award-winning titles A Book for Black-Eyed Susan and The Orange Shoes. She collaborated on the Little House program for HarperCollins, producing picture books and chapter books based on the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Other clients include Sleeping Bear Press, American Girl, Albert Whitman & Co, Houghton Mifflin and Simon & Schuster. She is represented by Cornell & Company.

Doris and her husband Michael McFadden - artist, teacher and craftsman - live in an old grist mill on the banks of the Musconetcong River in Warren County NJ, where they raised their two children, Ivy and Benjamin.
On the third floor of the mill Doris coaches the Musconetcong Watercolor Group and teaches monthly watercolor workshops. She also teaches workshops at the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster.
Doris is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Hunterdon Watercolor Society, and a signature member of the Garden State Watercolor Society.
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