When Val Lawton was a kid, her favourite books were the one with the simple scratchy drawings – like Winnie The Pooh, or The Twits.
Val still loves the kind of illustration style that leaves something up to a reader’s imagination, and has gone on to illustrate over 30 children’s picture books for such clients as the Canadian Football League and the National Hockey League. She is currently working on a couple of corporate projects.
In addition to being a best-selling, award-winning children’s book illustrator, Val has also worked with the Royal Conservatory of Canada as an artist-educator with the Learning Through the Arts program, which means she helps kids learn by creating their own art.
Val now lives in beautiful Victoria, and works as an arts educator at the Bateman Gallery of Nature.