June Goulding is the illustrator of Breezy Bunnies, Sunny Bunnies, and our upcoming Busy Bunnies and Snowy Bunnies. She graduated from the Newport College of Art in Wales with a BA in graphic design and illustration. Using ink line and watercolors, she illustrates from her imagination but is inspired by real animal life. Among her charges are bunnies, hens, birds, and hedgehogs. She lives in the city of Bristol, England.
Visit June’s site to see even more of her charming illustrations.
Laurie McGaw, illustrator of Avram's Gift (watercolor on board) and Escape in Time (oil on muslin), is well known for her vibrant portraits of such renowned figures as jazz artists Oscar Peterson and Gene Di Novi and film director Norman Jewish. She is also known for her award-winning illustrated books, such as Polar the Titanic Bear, nominated for a Governor General’s Award, and African Princess. Portraiture has been featured on many collectors' coins that she has designed for the Royal Canadian Mint, including the 2007 proof silver dollar, a $300 gold coin series celebrating the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, a number of commemorative coins celebrating milestones in the lives of the British royal family, and the coin honoring Alice Munro's 2013 Nobel Prize.
A graduate of The Ontario College of Art & Design (now OCAD University), and a former instructor there, Laurie continues to teach: she conducts portrait painting workshops biannually and teaches master classes to small groups throughout the year. The focus of her work is portraiture. Whether in commissioned works, illustrations, or historical paintings, her love is painting people. Laurie McGaw’s work has been featured in books, magazines, and private and corporate collections for over 30 years.
People are drawn to her work because of her ability to reveal the sitter’s inner qualities with warmth and respect. Visit Laurie's site to see more of her work.
Renée Andriani—illustrator of MB Publishing's picture books Paris Hop!, Rome Romp!, and A Gefilte Fishy Tale—grew up in Connecticut and studied Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. Working in an array of media, including pen and ink, pencil, dye, watercolor, and digital, she has illustrated numerous children's books, including This School Year Will Be the Best! by Kay Winters, Don't Know Much About the Fifty States by Kenneth C. Davis, and the Baby on the Way series by William and Martha Sears and Christie Watts Kelly. Her work also appears in magazines and on Hallmark's Shoebox greeting cards. An avid hiker and cookie baker, she draws inspiration from doodling in her sketchbook, being outdoors, and hanging out with funny people. She lives in Kansas with her husband, three teenagers, two big dogs, and the nagging feeling that she forgot to pick up something important on the way home. Visit Renée's site to see more of her work.