"I love creating images that make children laugh and experience deep emotion. It's a priceless moment when a family snuggles together over a good book making a wonderful memory."

T. Lively's heroes, Rembrandt and Bouguereau, have helped him along his artistic way as he combines wit and whimsy with sensitivity to create unforgettable images.

He is married to his ultimate heroine Kristi Fluharty. Their first book together, Fool Moon Rising, can be seen at foolmoonrising.com.

They have five beautiful daughters and a dog named Cash.