Julia Iredale is an artist living and working on Salt Spring Island, BC. She grew up as an un-schooler on a sheep farm off the coast of British Columbia, before moving to Vancouver to study illustration at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she graduated in 2015. She now works as a freelance illustrator for clients around the world, specializing in book cover design and illustration for children’s and young adult literature. Her work is inspired by her passion for mythology, history, and a love of fairy tales and fantasy of all kinds, weaving these influences together to create whimsical characters and mysterious worlds.
Best Books of the Year 2022