Monday, March 23, 2015

Conference faculty profile: Julie Paschkis

Picture-books are Julie Paschkis' passion!

Author and illustrator Julie Paschkis says, “Nature abhors a vacuum, and so do I. I like to paint whenever and wherever possible.” Julie has illustrated over 20 picture books for children (some of which she has written). The books are all different because the paintings are made to bring the text to life, but they are united by a love of color and pattern, and by a respect for the children and the readers. Her illustrations have been honored by the New York Times, The Americas Award, Kirkus and Horn Book. Julie also creates paintings, designs textiles, and makes quilts. Most of her work tells stories, and much of it is inspired by a love of folk art. “I don’t care much about the boundaries between high and low art; I find equal joy in creating art for a greeting card, a book or an installation in a gallery. Good work is good in any genre.”

Website: Julie Paschkis

Article: Seattle Magazine, 2011 

Julie's conference schedule:

 Roundtable Critique Sessions

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