Sakshi Mangal - Illustrator
Working out of her studio at home in Vancouver, Sakshi Mangal is naturally drawn to the fascinating world of children's book illustration, where bold colors and scribbly lines inspire her work.
While growing up in Mumbai, Sakshi enjoyed telling bedtime stories to her mother, and this later turned into a passion for bringing these worlds to life through her art. To pursue her childhood passion, Sakshi moved to the United Kingdom to earn a bachelor's degree in animation from Teesside University, and then a master's degree from the Cambridge School of Art in Children's Book Illustration. Since graduating, Sakshi's work has been published and recognized in both the United Kingdom and North America. With great influences such as E.H. Shepard, Maurice Sendak, Quentin Blake, Walt Disney and Shirley Hughes, it's easy to see where Sakshi's love for illustration comes from.
Sakshi enjoys the challenges of storytelling and experimenting with different styles of work. Drawing inspiration from her own childhood, Sakshi finds immense joy in imagining the world through children's eyes --- where bears are getting ready for a tea party and squirrels are dancing to spring.