Published Author Shares the Story of The Painter's Dream

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Picture book tells of the creation of the heavens, sun, moon, stars, and planets

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of The Painter's Dream, a vibrantly illustrated picture book by author-artist Debora Gillman. This tale is a fantasy story that shows how the heavens moon, sun, and stars were created.

Night after night, the King and Queen became bored looking at the dark and empty sky out their castle window. So, they asked a young painter who worked in the castle to paint a different picture for them outside their window for them to see something new every night.

The painter poured out her artistic talent and created masterpieces of different colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. The story relates and illustrates the painter’s various creative attempts, until one day, quite by accident, she creates something that the King and Queen love.

In The Painter's Dream, author-artist Debora Gillman’s stunning collection of artworks is highlighted. The intentional repetition of colors and shapes in the text makes this story an educational tool in the arts while the bright illustrations enhance the text. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
As a native Californian, Debora Gillman’s love of nature and the arts was greatly enhanced by two years abroad on kibbutz in Israel during her high school years. She graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz with a major in French Literature and a minor in art. She has also studied art at UCLA and Otis. She was the Executive Director of the Park La Brea Arts Council and is on the staff of TheARTeryUSA. She contributes to the Miracle Mile Civic Coalition’s community events and is a past member of the Hancock Park Arts Council. She worked at the Anti-Defamation League for thirty-two years in community service and contributed her artwork.

Debora Gillman has taught workshops for children and adults at Park La Brea and at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles. “Debi Doodles” is the popular name for her Kids’ Art Club at Park La Brea that meets monthly.

The Painter's Dream * by Debora Gillman
Publication Date: October 8, 2010
Picture Book; $21.99; 30 pages; 978-1-4535-9419-3
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 30 pages; 978-1-4535-9420-9

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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