Port City Champ Written by Hillary Paige Smith and illustrated by Holly DeWolf (Port Saint John, 2015)
Beginning Readers, Early chapter books, Junior fiction (Ages 8-12), Intermediate Fiction (Ages 10-14), Middle Years Fiction (Hi-Lo) (Ages 10-14), Picture books
Holly DeWolf grew up on an island in eastern New Brunswick where she divided her time between exploring and drawing. Holly's early influences came from her childhood hero Ed Emberley. When Holly was allowed to paint murals on her Elemantary school walls, she knew was onto something. All this doodling and drawing continued all the way to High School.
Holly attended NSCAD Univeristy in Halifax, Nova Scotia for 5 years. She took design and photography but that quickly changed after Holly took a class on mixing narratives with image making. She was hooked! Soon after, her design days were cut in half and she then concentrated on illustration.
Holly is a published Author and she recently illustrated her first children's book through Nimbus Publishing called What's Going On At The Time Tonight? It is an colourful fun poetic book about an underwater party! Outside of illustration and writing, Holly is also a artist, blogger and a mother of two girls.
Holly Currently lives in the East coast of Canada with a beautiful view where she happily make things everyday.
Top 5 favourite things: coffee, cool vintage collections, sand and surf, gouache and books.
Favourite quote: "When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself” - Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Favourite things about illustration: working at home, the process, mentoring, working with great people, endless learning, drawing, and doodling.
What you'll always hear me say: "Write that down!"