Ruth-Mary Smith is an Australian illustrator with a special love of the gentle emotions portrayed in picture books. Her style has been described as sweet, warm and whimsical. Her favourite traditional mediums are pastel, watercolour and pencil but she also produces digital illustrations. She has been published in the USA, been the recipient of a mentorship award from the Australian Society of Authors and was thrilled to win an award in the CYA festival during 2020 and 2021. During 2021 she completed the illustrations for the picture book Little Mr Gets A Sister published by Larrikin House, illustrated PB McPems Case 1 & 2 Series published by Yellow Brick Books. Her picture book published by Scholastic is due for publication in July 2023.