Children's Book Creators - Jeannette and Christopher Canyon - March 22

Jeannette and Christopher Canyon

Jeannette Canyon

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.


Christopher Canyon

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.

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