I want to share this 2013 calendar made by 4 children illustrators.
Maria Bogade, Katriona Chapman, Juana Martinez-Neal, Angela Matteson are together Storybook Brushes, a group of professional childrens book illustrators based in Europe and the U.S. The theme is “Fairytales and Legends” and each of them made 4 illustrations.
What a wonderful way to collaborate don’t you think?
Illustration above by Angela Matteson.
Angela Matteson is an illustrator who paints charming, colorful characters with a strong emotional narrative. Her paintings have been shown in galleries, both locally and nationally. A love of pattern and design led her to work 9 years as a greeting card and gift packaging designer.
Angela loves singing loudly in the car, and stays grounded with long walks in the woods where she finds the quiet stillness that opens her mind to a world where anything is possible.
Clients include: Kroger, Target, Walmart, K-Mart, Ritz Camera, Tropical Nut & Fruit, Collector’s Gallery, Studio Style.
Illustration above by Maria Bogade.
Maria is an illustrator and author with an animation background. After graduating in 2007 from the University of Media in Stuttgart in Audiovisual Media, she started freelancing as an animation artist and worked on award winning projects such as „The Gruffalo“.
In 2011 she went after her dream of being a children’s book illustrator. Just one year later Maria authored her first book „Schlafplatz gesucht!“, which was published 2012 by Bohem press AG.
Maria loves creating illustrations with a strong narrative, colourful and beautifully composed, to entertain children and adults alike. Together with her two daughters and spouse she lives in a tiny town in Germany.
Illustration above by Juana Martinez.
Juana was born in Lima, Peru and has been illustrating for children since she was 16. She attended the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru – School of Fine Arts. In 1995, she moved to the US where she still lives and paints.
In 2011, Juana was awarded a SCBWI Illustrator Mentorship; and, in 2012 she was the SCBWI Grand Portfolio Showcase Winner.
Some of her clients include: McGraw Hill, Macmillan, Capstone Publisher, Cricket Magazine Group, Nestle, Inc., Kalimat and EECI.
Illustration above by Katriona Chapman.
Katriona is a London-based illustrator who loves to create illustrations that tell stories. She has 6 years’ experience working with clients around the world including Oxford University Press, Compass Media, HarperCollins Big Cat and Hinkler Books.
She works with both traditional media and digital techniques, and especially loves drawing in pencil. She enjoys illustrating human & animal characters, and also specializes in multicultural subject-matter.
In her spare time Katriona also publishes her own illustrated small-press books, focusing on handmade editions that she binds herself. More information can be found at TomatitoPress.