• Kary Lee | Visual Storyteller   { illustrator }

    Kary did’t get coloring books as a kid. Her mom gave her a pad of newsprint and a huge basket of crayons. If she wasn’t drawing, she could be found in her back yard, painting backdrops on the sliding glass doors for her theater productions. After college Kary landed a job as an art director but soon realized she was on the wrong side of the desk After winning a portfolio award at her first LA SCBWI conference she was hooked. She’s illustrated five picture books including Dizzy, a Mom’s Choice award winner, and is the INW SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator.


  • Every Picture Tells a Story:

    Expressing myself through storytelling isn’t something I’ve learned, it’s an inherent part of who I am. My goal as a visual storyteller is to use my art as a universal language to tell stories that children of all ages, regardless of ethnicity, culture, age, race or gender can identify. My traditional watercolor wash and line approach gives a golden age of illustration feel with a timeless but fresh twist in sync with present day.

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