ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Devon Holzwarth is an illustrator and writer of picture books full of warmth and charm.

    She grew up in Panama with the jungle as her garden and parrots and iguanas as pets. Childhood memories and her collection of vintage children’s books strongly inspire her work.

    Her first author/illustrated picture book “Found You” with Alison Green Books (Scholastic UK) will publish Spring 2020, followed by “Sophie’s Stories” in 2021. She is also currently working on projects with Magination Press and Usborne Children’s Books.

    Devon earned her BFA in 2000 from the Rhode Island School of Design focusing on screen printing and afterwards lived in California painting murals around the Bay Area, and working for a children’s publication. After having two children and moving to Germany, Devon discovered she was an illustrator and had stories to tell. She currently lives in Aachen with her husband, kids, and beloved old hound dog.

    Devon is represented by Nicole Tugeau at T2 Authors and Illustrators.