Raymond K. Nakamura
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Picture Book Illustrator Steve Jenkins

I enjoyed seeing illustrator Steve Jenkins talk about his work at the Vancouver Children’s Roundtable Breakfast. He and his wife got into creating picture books from commercial art after having their own children. He was conscious of ways to differentiate his work from other similar books and artists. Mostly he illustrates animals with beautiful collages made from pieces of paper collected wherever he goes, including bits of paper wasp nest and pizza liner. He prefers using real materials over digital methods because he enjoys the process. His compelling art work is such a wonderful way to convey ideas and information.