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Biography for KE Lewis
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Selection of Clients
  • 'Cobblestone', an American History magazine for kids
  • Concord Consortium
  • DigIt! Educational TV series for Seattle Schools
  • KCTS television
  • MacMillan McGraw Hill
  • National Science Foundation
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pearson Scott Foresman
  • Peoples Education
  • Point Defiance Aquarium
  • Rigby- A Harcourt Achieve Imprint
  • Sasquatch Press
  • Success For All Foundation
  • Zaner Bloser
Selection of Awards

Listing of Awards - coming soon!



My path to art has been joyfully circuitous. After graduating from Brown University with degrees in Fine Art and Art History, I spent several years traveling through Russia, serving as interpreter for visiting Siberian Shamans, coaching rowing teams and writing stories for children's radio. All the while, people kept asking me to draw things.  Eventually, an art career tracked me down and demanded to be taken seriously.

 

Being an artist is the best job ever. It's a fabulous excuse to learn all about anything that interests you. I love exploring the world around me, then communicating what I've learned in a style that is accessible, accurate and visually delicious. I strive to interpret the stories and characters I encounter with humor, genuine affection and just the right amount of detail. 

 

One favorite assignment is as resident cartoonist for 'Cobblestone', an American History magazine for kids. I read the articles for each month's topic, then write and illustrate a full-page comic for the back page of that issue. Other favorite projects include a science comic book for kids, a web site about Impressionism, animation for a seahorse exhibit in a zoo, and a musical animation about ground water conservation, complete with dancing groundhogs. 

 

Interests outside of art include bicycling, skydiving, gardening and horrible puns, though not necessarily in that order, and certainly not all at once! I've ridden a camel, climbed a few mountains, jumped out of an airplane, seen a blue whale and traveled  in a jeep through Mongolia. I can bake a pretty great batch of scones, and last week I finally learned to hula-hoop. My husband, young son and I live in Seattle with 2 cats, 4 chickens and 40,000 honeybees. We live smack in the middle of the city and pretend to have a farm. The neighbors believe us! 

View artist's personal website: www.karenlewis.com




Published Books

Amazing Alaska
By Deb Vanasse (Author), KE Lewis (Illustrator) Sasquatch Press - 2010
Arturo and the Navidad Birds
by Anne Broyles (Author) , KE Lewis (Illustrator) Pelican Publishing
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Catch That Bus!
by Carlos Fuentes (Author), K.E. Lewis (Illustrator) Pearson Scott Foresman
Grace for President
by Becky Manfredini (Author), Jenny Reznick (Author), KE Lewis(Illustrator) Rigby- A Harcourt Achieve Imprint
Learning from Ms. Liang
by Juna Loch (Author), K.E. Lewis (Illustrator) Pearson Scott Foresman
Pedro's Gift
by Carol Talley (Author), K.E. Lewis (Illustrator) Pearson Scott Foresman
The Case of the Missing Homework
by Leslie Arnott (Author), KE Lewis (Illustrator) Rigby- A Harcourt Achieve Imprint
Will it Blow?- Become a Volcano Detective on Mount St. Helens
By Elizabeth Rusch(Author), KE Lewis (Illustrator) Sasquatch Press - 2006

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