ABOUT ERIKA WILSON
I have been an artist ever since I learned how to run a crayon! I have always dreamed of being an author and illustrator of children’s books, ever since I attended my first “Young Authors Conference”. . . in first grade!My first illustrated picture book, THE SPILL, just came out this June. Written by Jacqueline Leigh and published by Mascot Books, it is an adorable tale about a spunky toddler named Faye who creates quite a mess trying to get to her favorite sipping spot with her full glass of milk.I am honored to currently serve as the Montana Region’s Illustrator Coordinator, and I am having fun working on a few new book projects!
I simply love to paint. I usually gravitate towards farm scenes, animals and heavy equipment as my subjects, having been blessed to grow up (and still live today!) on the family farm in Big Sky country, Montana.I do some digital artwork and minor editing on my hand-painted work, but my favorite media are watercolor and wax pastel. I also love sketching and hand-lettering with a dip pen and acrylic ink.My first illustrated children’s picture book was released in June of 2018; it is called The Spill and was written by Jacqueline Leigh. (Mascot Books) It is a spunky, whimsical book full of toddler humor and vintage milk-bottle charm.