Illustrator Saturday – Laura Watson

12 Aug

REALLY lovely of Kathy Temean to profile me on her blog this past Sat. Now I’m going to have to go back and read ALL her posts as she’s got great industry-insider info and lots of inspiration for someone like me!

Writing and Illustrating

watsonLW_headshotAs a freelance illustrator working in Toronto, Laura Watson has been creating whimsical illustrations for children’s books, educational materials, magazines and various retail applications since graduating from Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration program, in Oakville, Ontario, in 1995. Born and raised in the heart of the lovely Kawartha Lakes region in Peterborough, Ontario, Laura also studied Fine Art at York University and graduated with an Honours degree in Visual Arts.

In the past few years, Laura has enjoyed illustrating four trade children’s books (most recently, Peek-a-Little Boo, written by award-winning author and poet, Sheree Fitch, and published by Orca Books) and countless school publications for subjects as diverse as poetry and math. Laura lives in the east end of Toronto with her husband and five-year-old daughter, and works in a converted backyard garage studio surrounded by a slightly unkempt garden. She enjoys the outdoors, runs often and spends as much time…

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