Author, illustrator and fine artist Amy Hevron lives in Seattle, Washington. She draws inspiration from wildlife, nature, and travel. She has been illustrating and exhibiting her unique acrylic paintings on wood since 2005. Originally from Texas, she attended Texas State University where she received a BFA in Graphic Design. Recently, she earned a certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington.
Amy is the illustrator of picture books Trevor by Jim Averbeck, Moon Babies by Karen Jameson, and Dust Bunny Wants a Friend which she also wrote. She is currently writing and illustrating the non-fiction picture book The Longest Journey: An Arctic Tern’s Migration which comes out in Spring 2021 from Neal Porter Books. Prior to focusing on illustration, Amy worked as an art director and designer at design firms and game companies.
Her clients include: Neal Porter Books, Schwartz & Wade, Roaring Brook Press, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Washington State Library, Committee for Children, Pacific Science Center.
For book publishing projects, Amy is represented by literary agent Kirsten Hall of Catbird Agency.
Awards & Recognition:
2019 Finalist for Washington State Book Award for Trevor
2018 Selection for Junior Library Guild for Trevor
2018 Starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal for Trevor
2017 and 2006 Featured artist on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy
2016 and 2015 Portfolio Honor Award from Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
Solo Exhibitions & Juried Craft Fairs:
2018 The Art of Trevor ZINC Art Gallery, Edmonds WA
2017 Cherry Blossoms Cherry Street Public House, Seattle WA
2016 Little Towns ZINC Art Gallery, Edmonds WA
2014 Whimsical Worlds ZINC Art Gallery, Edmonds WA
2010 Pretty in Pink Velouria, Seattle WA
2010 Florals Cafe Lulu, Seattle WA
2010 Renegade Craft Fair, Austin, TX
2010 Renegade Craft Fair, San Francisco, CA
2009 Renegade Craft Fair, San Francisco, CA
2009 Tiny Portraits Blue Bottle Gallery, Seattle WA
2009 Urban Craft Uprising, Seattle, WA
2008 Animals Walnut Street Coffee, Edmonds WA
2007 Florals Urchin, Seattle WA
2006 Critters and Folks Fancy, Seattle WA
2005 Woodblock Paintings Caffe Fiore, Seattle WA