Katharine McEwen

Katharine McEwen

Original picture book artwork by Katherine McEwen is available for purchase from Children's Book Illustration.

Bear Hug awarded "outstanding merit' by The Children's Book Committee of the Bank Street College of Education, New York in their 2015 Best Children's Books of the Year!

Katharine McEwen graduated from Kingston University with a first class honours degree in illustration in 1996. Since then, she has received commissions for editorials, greetings cards and advertising, but has found her bold, graphic watercolours have been particularly appealing to children’s publishers. She is fortunate to have worked with an array of well-known authors and to date, has illustrated around forty children’s books, several having won awards including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud for The Man Who Wore All His Clothes, written by Allan Ahlberg. She is currently illustrating stories of her own.

She regularly partakes in children’s illustration talks and workshops and finds the interaction with the children a great source of inspiration to her work.

Katharine lives with her husband in Tonbridge, Kent and commutes to Clerkenwell, London where she has shared a studio for the past 6 years.

Books

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Bear Hug
Tigerbear
Is That a Coconut? Yuck!
Cows in the Kitchen

Illustrations

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  • ‘Bear Hug back cover artwork’

    ‘Bear Hug back cover artwork’

  • ‘He gathers leaves and bundles of bracken to make a warm winter bed.’

    ‘He gathers leaves and bundles of bracken to make a warm winter bed.’

  • ‘He dives into the shivery river to catch fat, silvery fish.’

    ‘He dives into the shivery river to catch fat, silvery fish.’

  • ‘The two hungry bears gather together to share their catch.’

    ‘The two hungry bears gather together to share their catch.’

  • ‘The cub gathers leaves, just like Papa shows him.’

    ‘The cub gathers leaves, just like Papa shows him.’