Speaking at schools and libraries gives me the opportunity to see children react to my artwork.

Watching them attempt to reach into a page, pluck out an object, or feel the texture reminds me that I have added an extra element of enjoyment to the story and illustrations..

-About Judith Moffatt


CONTACT:
Judith Moffatt • 508-533-4496
Website: http:www.judithmoffatt.com

ABOUT JUDITH MOFFATT
Children's Book Author & Cut Paper Illustrator

I have always been an artist. Before I could read or write I loved drawing pictures. My parents encouraged my interest in art; my father was a printer and would bring home beautiful paper that inspired my earliest creations. When I took a children's literature course in high school, I knew children's book illustration was the direction my art would take. In 1990, when I illustrated my first trade book, this long-time dream was finally realized.

Cut paper is a medium that I find both challenging and expressive. My paper palette consists of many drawers of colored and textured surfaces. After selecting the best papers for a subject, I cut, fold, glue, and layer the shapes into an illustration. Finally, the illustration is photographed using special lighting that creates shadows to enhance the 3-dimensional effect.

Speaking at schools and libraries gives me the opportunity to see children react to my artwork. Watching them attempt to reach into a page, pluck out an object, or feel the texture reminds me that I have added an extra element of enjoyment to the story and illustrations. I am fortunate to have achieved notoriety in national and international markets for my illustrations. Since I have begun writing my own children's books, I find even more exciting possibilities for expressing my ideas.