Friday, April 5, 2013

Illustrator Spotlight: Priscilla Lamont

Priscilla Lamont graduated from Canterbury College of Art with a degree in Graphic Design. From there, she worked a number of years as a book designer. After that, she began work as a freelance artist - work that she continues to this day. In addition to her illustration work, Ms Lamont also does primary school visits, and creates watercolor portraits of both adults and children.

Ms Lamont has illustrated more than 40 books for children, for many authors. She illustrates her own stories sometimes, too.

Some awards she has earned for her work include:
  • nominated for the Kurt Maschler Award, for The Troublesome Pig
  • nominated for the Smarties Prize, for See Mouse Run
  • won Parents Play and Learn Award (Silver), for DK Playtime Rhymes
  • won Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award for Emerging Readers, for The Queen's Birthday Hat

Priscilla Lamont has lived in London, and in Suffolk. Now, she lives in Kent with husband David Hayward - who is also an artist. Ms Lamont likes sailing, scuba diving, salsa dancing and hiking.


Sources:
Priscilla Lamont: About the artist - official site
Priscilla Lamont - Shannon Associates LLC
Priscilla Lamont - Tallbean


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