Meet the Artist: Devon Holzwarth
Go behind the scenes with illustrator, author, and painter Devon Holzwarth as she shares her creative process and how she used a variety of media—including pastels, gouache, and collage—to create illustrations for the book Papa, Daddy & Riley.
Devon Holzwarth is an illustrator, author and painter whose past awards include a Society of Illustrators gold medal and the Schneider Family Book Award. Her expressive illustrations for Papa, Daddy, & Riley (2020, written by Seamus Kirst) convey the love and closeness of Riley and her two dads. When Riley is asked by another child which one of her fathers is her real one, her dads help her understand that they are both her fathers and that families can look different in many ways but what makes them truly a family is the love they share with one another.
Focused on the enduring bonds of family and nature, this exhibition features more than 75 original artworks from eight children's books. Rooted: Family and Nature in Contemporary Children's Book Illustration is on view through Feb. 28, 2024.