Author/Illustrator Kelly Canby was born in London, England, at a very young age. She now lives in Perth, Western Australia, and is quite a bit older.
Kelly spends her days in the studio drawing and painting and when she isn’t in the studio drawing and painting she’s probably in another room drawing and paining.
She draws and paints a lot.
Also, she is surprisingly good at parallel parking.
Official (longer) bio:
Kelly Canby is an internationally published illustrator and author, of over a dozen books. Kelly was born in London, England, but has lived in Australia since the age of three, which is probably around the same age she started playing with pencils and crayons, and it was probably only a few years after that that she decided playing with pencils and crayons was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
With a Bachelor of Art in Design from Curtin University, Kelly applies her edgy, quirky style to the pages of everything from picture books, to chapter books, to early reader books, to colouring books and beyond! Kelly’s books are published widely throughout the US and the UK.
Kelly is a Children’s Book Council of Australia (WA Branch) committee member, on the judging panel for the annual Shaun Tan Illustration Awards and Regional Advisor for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Western Australia.
Kelly is represented internationally by The Bright Agency.
School and library visits, talks, workshops and festivals:
All details, including rates and contact information can be found HERE
Bookings for libraries, schools and festivals can also be made through Kelly’s booking agent www.fordstreetpublishing.com/cne
Australia Society of Authors (ASA)
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Children’s Book Council of Australia – WA (CBCA)
Allen & Unwin (release date November 2017)
Fremantle Press (release date March 2018)
Peter Pauper Press NY
Oxford University Press
The Orion Publishing Group
Please note that unless otherwise stated, all text and images on this website/blog are
© Kelly Canby 2016. Please do not use any content without my written permission.