The colorful and textural illustrations Jeanette Canyon creates for her critically acclaimed picture books are relief sculptures made with polymer clay.
Unbounded imagination, a belief in unlimited possibilities and a celebration of creativity are the motivations that inspire her innovative approach to the strikingly beautiful art she creates for her award-winning picture books.
Jeanette received her BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design. She enjoyed a distinguished career as an arts educator at the prestigious Columbus School for Girls, as well as a professional educational presenter for many years before beginning her career as a creator of children’s picturebooks.
His talents as a critically acclaimed illustrator of numerous children’s books — as well as an accomplished singer, guitarist and performer, has made Christopher Canyon a unique presence in the world of children’s literature.
His remarkable ability to reinvent his artistic approach for each book he creates is a true reflection of his devotion to the stories and books he illustrates. Whether he is illustrating fiction, non-fiction, poetry or songs his ever-changing styles capture the perfect “visual voice” that bring his award-winning books to life for children of all ages.
He has illustrated many children’s books— including his brilliant picture book adaptions of several classic songs by the late singer-songwriter, John Denver.
In addition to his busy book career, he also teaches Children’s Picturebook Illustration at the Columbus College of Art & Design.