Teatrio, an arts association in Italy, is behind an amazing traveling exhibition titled The Fabulous Colored Pencils which has been touring through Italy for more than a year and features what they consider to be the best 40 female illustrators worldwide. Included among the works on display are originals by Yuko Shimizu, Juliette Borda, Esther Watson [illustration above], and myself. We were asked to provide eight originals and do a commissioned portrait of our favorite female celebrity from our homeland. I chose Norma Aleandro, from Argentina. The Fabulous Colored Pencils is curated by Mark Heflin, the director of American Illustration.