Lea Lyon is an award-winning children's book illustrator, painting teacher and portrait artist who has made a childhood dream come true.
Lea loved to draw and paint as a child. She took art classes from a tiny white-haired artist who had converted her garage into a magical children's painting studio. Lea graduated to oil paints when she was 11.
And - she wanted to be a children's book illustrator when she grew up.
But life, as it often does, got in the way; College, raising a family, running a small doll and puppet business, then back to school for an MBA and into the corporate world.
Now, at long last, Lea is a children's book illustrator.
She is an active member of The SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.) Her illustration portfolios won awards twice at SCBWI National Conferences. As the Illustrator Coordinator of the San Francisco region of SCBWI she coordinate events for Bay Area illustrators.
Member since 1998
Region: California: San Francisco North and East Bay
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