Rick Lieder

Rick Lieder

Painter and photographer Rick Lieder has been creating fine art and conceptual illustration for many years. His art has appeared on award-winning novels ranging from mysteries and science fiction, to books based on the X-Files TV series, to Newbery Award-winning books for children, A Single Shard and Princess Academy. His work has been published widely in magazines and online (Orion, Natural History Magazine and others), and by HarperCollins, Random House, Simon & Shuster and Farrar, Straus & Giroux and more. Recently he has concentrated on a body of work centering on ordinary backyard wildlife. These photographs capture the unique qualities of light interacting with the natural world, including luminous photographs of honey bees and small birds in flight, glowing fireflies mating and hovering over twilight fields, mosquitoes with a belly full of blood, and new-born praying mantis nymphs emerging from their egg cases. STEP GENTLY OUT is his new nature picture book for all ages, a collaboration between painter and photographer Rick Lieder and novelist and poet Helen Frost. Three starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly and Booklist. Kirkus Reviews has selected Step Gently Out as one of four outstanding poetry titles for children to be featured on the Kirkus website for National Poetry Month, along with an interview. A website with all the news, reviews and up-to-date information for the book, plus a book trailer: http://bugdreams.com/sgo/

Jun 012015
New York Times Sunday Book Review

A really fine, thoughtful review of my latest book with Helen Frost, Sweep Up the Sun, in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. “…beautiful in an unabashedly artistic way. These photographs are as gorgeous as paintings.” The book can be purchased directly from Amazon by clicking on the image below:      

Mar 092015
More Sweep Up the Sun

Another page from my new picture book with Helen Frost, Sweep Up the Sun. The official publication date is March 10, 2015, and we had a great book launch over the weekend at Book Beat. Everyone who purchased a book received a little bird drawing on the title page. Here’s the website with all the […]

Mar 032015
Sweep Up the Sun Book Launch

This weekend is the official launch for my new picture book with Helen Frost, Sweep Up the Sun. The cover image is below, and I’ll share more images from the book soon. We’ll have a book signing and exhibition at Book Beat this Saturday, February 28, from 1-4 and a signing and presentation on Sunday, […]

Dec 072014
At the Still Point

Stripped down to her soul, she finds the still point, her future a myth dreamed by the past. Prints of The Still Point are in a dozen collections, including Penn State University, and was part of the 2006 exhibition Nature Reperceived at Gallery Project in Ann Arbor. Eastern black carpenter ant | Camponotus pennsylvanicus