ABOUT MARY UHLES

  • Mary Reaves Uhles has created illustrations for numerous books and magazines. Her books include THE LITTLE KID’S TABLE by Mary Ann McCabe Riehle (Sleeping Bear 2015); KOOKY CRUMBS by J. Patrick Lewis (Kane Miller 2016); and BEYOND THE GRAVE by Dottie Enderle (ABDO Magic Wagon Press 2013). Mary has twice been awarded the Grand Prize for Illustration from the SCBWI Midsouth Conference and her piece, EAT was a finalist in the 2014 SCBWI Bologna Book Fair Gallery. Prior to beginning her career as a freelance illustrator, Mary worked as an animator on projects for Warner Brothers and Fisher-Price Interactive. To this day her work features a cinematic quality essential to bringing characters to life. A PAL member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Mary lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Since creating characters and stories is her favorite thing in the world (even more than mocha fudge ice cream) she feels mighty lucky to do it every day in her hilltop studio.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I enjoy creating illustrations with angles that make the earth move and characters that make the kids and parents turn the page. I look for opportunities to illustrate multi-racial, multi-cultural children and families that reflect the modern world of readers.

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
  • Book Cover

    Poppy

    (Illustration)


    Ladybug

    2014

  • Book Cover

    The Queen's Picnic

    (Illustration)


    Ladybug

    2013