Bonnie Leick (pronunciation: like) grew up on a dairy farm in Central Wisconsin where as a child, she spent her summers picking rocks in the fields and baling hay. Year-round she was a “Calf Care Specialist” (a.k.a. - the oldest kid allowed to feed the calves).
Bonnie’s artwork has sometimes been defined as quirky and humorous. Although she paints with watercolors, many think that her artwork is done digitally. That does not mean that she hasn’t used the computer. For the book Alien Invaders (Raven Tree Press, 2005), she first drew the line-work on animation paper and then painted in Photoshop.
Bonnie has worked for publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Marshall Cavendish and Raven Tree Press. She has also illustrated for Highlights High Five and Highlights. She graduated from the California Institute of Art and Design with a degree in Film/Video-Character Animation. She worked in the animation industry doing projects for companies such as Disney, Creative Capers, and Warner Bros.
Bonnie currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband Douglas O’Leary. She has two stepsons, Ryan and Connor and a French Bulldog named Zoe.
Bonnie's artwork may be viewed on her personal website at www.bonnieleick.com or her agent's website at www.kidshannon.com
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