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Represented by Deborah Wolfe
As a freelance illustrator working in Toronto, Laura Watson has been creating whimsical illustrations for children’s books, educational materials, magazines and various retail applications since graduating from Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration program, in Oakville, Ontario, in 1995. Born and raised in the heart of the lovely Kawartha Lakes region in Peterborough, Ontario, Laura also studied Fine Art at York University and graduated with an Honours degree in Visual Arts.
In the past few years, Laura has enjoyed illustrating several trade children’s books (most recently, Springtime Weather Wonders, a series of four books about how animal families deal with wild spring weather, published by Capstone and written by Charles Ghigna) and countless school publications for subjects as diverse as poetry and math. Laura lives in the leafy Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto with her husband and six-year-old daughter, and works in a converted backyard garage studio surrounded by a slightly unkempt garden. She enjoys the outdoors, runs often and spends as much time as possible at the beach hunting for sea glass.
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