NS Illustrators Profiles
Joe Blades has been giving readings and publishing his poetry since 1980. He was born in Halifax, NS, Canada. Based in Fredericton, NB, since 1990, he grew up in Elmsdale and Dartmouth, NS. He has also lived, studied, and/or worked in Delhaven, Halifax, and Port Hawksbury, NS; Toronto, ON;...
Doretta graduated from NSCAD with a BA in Art Education. She then worked in Swaziland, Africa for a year and then Igloolik, Nunavut for another two. Before and after these diverse experiences, she was an avid traveller and tree planter.
Once settled in Nova Scotia, Doretta worked as an...
Ron Lightburn's career as a children's book illustrator was launched with his Governor General's Award-winning artwork for Waiting for the Whales in 1991. Since then he has illustrated numerous other best selling picture books and has become internationally renowned for his sensitive...
Mark Oakley has lived all over Eastern Canada, Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario and now in Nova Scotia. He currently lives in Wolfville, where he runs a small one-person comics and illustration studio. He has published many comics and graphic novels over the years, the largest project of which is...
I am an artist, an author, and an award winning children’s picture book illustrator.
I paint acrylic landscapes plein air and in-studio, as well as many commissions. I am especially interested in historical material, picture book illustration and portraiture. I completed a commission for...
Born in the farmlands of New Jersey, Susan was interested in art from an early age. She spent her time drawing the natural world around her, playing in the woods, and helping her mother and grandmother with farm chores, feeding the chickens, milking cows and collecting the eggs. She was...
Author/illustrator Frances Wolfe worked in the Halifax Regional Library system for more than thirty years. Most of those years were spent in the Children's Services Department, where she became an accomplished storyteller, puppeteer and children's programmer. Frances has drawn inspiration for...