Jennifer Polan learned to draw and paint in Connecticut from her uncle and grandfather.  She studied art at Philadelphia’s Tyler School of Art during high school and has a Bachelors of Fine Art in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design.  Jennie has also taken many continuing education classes at RISD since graduation.

She also received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island College.  She works as a Registered Nurse at Rhode Island Hospital in an adult surgical/trauma unit.

Her artwork has been published in books by Macmillan and Thomas Nelson, as well as in Ladybug Magazine.  She attends conferences as a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  Jennie lives in Cranston Rhode Island and is working on several picture book projects.

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