ABOUT ALYSSA SINNEN

  • Alyssa is an illustrator with a penchant for all things
    whimsical and cheerful. She attended Minnesota State University Moorhead (BFA
    2016)
    , where she studied Illustration and Writing. Her work has appeared in various issues of Ladybug magazine and the SCBWI Bulletin. When she isn’t drinking too
    much coffee, collecting 50s kitsch, or chasing after her dog, you can find Alyssa
    writing silly stories or painting in her studio.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Picture books have always held a special place in my life – a place of wonder. My favorite authors of this genre write beautifully, but it has always been the illustrations that captivate my sense of awe. It is exactly this wonder that I want to impart through my own work. I aspire to ignite imagination through the creation of art and story by blending the fantastic with the everyday, welcoming the reader into these worlds and inviting them to stay awhile.

    I work mainly in watercolors and colored pencil to evoke childlike whimsy. The characters in my work are often reflections of my own childhood, and through the relation of these stories I encompass my own experiences. By doing so, I hope to help readers, as well as myself, understand new things and discover their sense of wonder.

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
  • Book Cover

    I Spy - Fairy Garden

    (Illustration)


    Ladybug

    2019

  • Book Cover

    The River

    (Illustration)


    Ladybug

    2019