ABOUT ANNE-MARIE PERKS
I grew up in California, and now live and work in the UK. My creative career is long and varied, spanning across sculpture and ceramic forms, painting, graphic design, illustration, writing and animation. I love the visceral experience of modeling in clay and painting but am just at home working in the digital realm on compositing imagery or doing a short animation. Though I have illustrated picture books, my focus is on illustrating for chapter books, novel for older children and the graphic novel I hope to finish one day!
I earned a BA Honours degree in illustration and animation and a MA degree in children’s illustration from the North Wales School of Art and Design. Before moving to the UK, my first degree was in fine art and diploma in Graphic Design. I had a great start studying illustrating for children’s books with Marla Frazee’s Children’s Book Illustration course at Art Center, Pasadena, California, now a long time ago!
I am published in both the US and UK. Publishers I’ve worked for include, Books Beyond Words, UK (wordless books for children of all ages), Cluckett Press, UK, Francis Lincoln, UK and Stokes Publishing Company, USA.