meet the artist - Katie erickson!
I love to tell stories visually. When I am not illustrating art, I am creating story with my family. Sipping tea and reading books. Enjoying nature and animals. And discovering the story of friends new and old.
I love drawing about the little things that cause me joy and make me laugh. I hope they give you a smile, too!
See, I didn't always know I wanted to be an artist. Apparently, my grandma did though, she still has artwork from when I was two!
It wasn't until someone dear to me opened up her Christmas present, one of the first paintings I had ever done, that I realized it. She started crying. I knew then that that was what I really wanted to do. Make people smile (or cry tears of happiness in this case).
Smiles are joyfully contagious. And we could all use a little more joy spread around, right? I try to do that with my art.
I have had a variety of commissions from personal clients, as well as a few illustrations in Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill Magazines!
If you have any project in the children's market, whether publishing, editorial or licensing, I would love to hear from you!