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Alice Ratterree
Works at Alice Ink
Attended Boston University
Lives in Greenville SC
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Recent editorial work for Town Magazine involved an illustrated map of the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The process, while brand new to me, proved to be very reward
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Alice Ink Illustration for Children
After a professional career as an accomplished coloratura soprano, I became a freelance illustrator working in the children’s book publishing market.
  • Boston University
  • Florida State University
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Alice Tillotson
  • Alice Ink
    Owner and Illustrator, 2002 - present
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