Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Amy Altstatt

Illustrator and Writer

Region: California: North/Central
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
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Art has been part of my heart & soul since I was 4 years old, and it all began with picture books. My favorite book as a child was, Rainbow Goblins, by Ul de Rico. Because children's books were such a huge inspiration for my art, it has followed naturally that I would be so passionate about literacy and helping others tell their stories. Whether as an English teacher, or an illustrator, I love helping others see the value in their own stories. I was a Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winner in 2016, and have 3 total titles self-published.

Other artist inspirations include anything by Winslow Penny-Pels, Mary Blair, artist Bjorn Wiinblad, and many many artists I follow on Instagram. You can view more of my work on Instagram @Daisymoon_illustration

Presentation Description:
I discuss the artist in everyone, the importance of telling your story as an artist, and how we each have an audience that needs to hear what we have to say. The presentation can be adapted to include my stories depending on the age range. Ultimately, finding your voice as an artist.