Kathryn Durst grew up in Peterborough, Canada and has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. She has a passion for children’s illustration. She works in a variety of styles, using both traditional and digital mediums. Her art has been described as charming, whimsical, expressive, and full of life.
Kathryn is a graduate of Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. With a background in animation, she has interned with Pixar Animation Studios in addition to working with various children’s book publishers including Simon and Schuster Kids, Marverick Arts and Penguin Random House Children’s. When she is not illustrating books, she may be found playing the accordion, growing vegetables, folk dancing, or putting on shadow puppet shows. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her grumpy mini dachshund named Chili Dog.
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