Shelagh Armstrong - Illustrator
Shelagh Armstrong graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in studio arts and art history before studying Communication and Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design. She grew up with an awareness of the fine arts through her mother's love of the fine and editorial (Victorian) arts.
Professionally illustrating for over twenty years, Shelagh's career has spanned across a variety of industries including retail advertising; courtroom sketching for television; package illustrating for private and public companies; and commemorative coin designing for the Royal Canadian Mint, including commemorative coins for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Her acclaimed design work and revered illustrations allowed her to reenter the editorial world when she was asked to illustrate If the World Were a Village for Kids Can Press, winner of the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award. Following the success of her first children's book, Shelagh also illustrated If America Were a Village .