John is an illustrator and painter from Colombia. He lives there with his wife Ana and two children, Avril and Ian. He is fortunate enough to work in his home studio, where he can share his passion for drawing and painting with his children while working on projects. He started drawing at an early age and when he was six years old, his parents enrolled him in his first painting, sculpture, and character design class. When not illustrating, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer with friends, watching movies, reading, writing, and traveling. He has had the opportunity to bring to life Characters, Scenes, and diverse worlds in several articles in magazines and newspapers; funny ideas on children's books, and animation projects around the globe.|
Below are some of the titles he recently illustrated, African Heroes: Discovering Our Christian Heritage by Jerome Gay (New Growth Press), The Dream to Read by Nancy J. Cavanaugh (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky), Aesop's Fables for Little Children by Susanna Davidson (Usborne), New Baby, Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg (Grosset & Dunlap). John McCain: A Little Golden Book Biography by Gram Adams (Golden Books), Digby and the Construction Crew series by Jodie Parachini (Albert Whitman & Company), Summer Vacation, Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg (Grosset & Dunlap), There Were Ten in the Bed by Russell Punter (Usborne), Hey, You're Not the Easter Bunny by Ethan T. Berlin (Cartwheel Books), Digby and the Construction Crew series by Jodie Parachini (Albert Whitman & Company), The Bark Park by Lori Haskins Houran (Kane Press), Joey and the Bodacious Beans by Joe Swinger (Weeva), The Plan for the Gingerbread House: A STEM Engineering Story by Darcy Pattison (Mims House), Glasses: Eureka! The Biography of an Idea by Lori Haskins Houran (Kane Press), A Little Bit of Dinosaur by Elleen Hutcheson & Darcy Pattison (Mims House), The Benchwarmers by Raymond Bean, An Aesop's Fable series (Usborne Publishing), Christmas Activity Book by Karl Jones (Penguin Workshop), Hillel Takes a Bath by Vicki L. Weber (Behrman House), Preschool, Here I Come! by David J Steinberg (Grosset & Dunlap), El patito feo (Planeta), The Magic of Sharing by Ruben Lora and Ksenia Startseva-Lora (Ruben Lora Echavarria), How the Crab Got His Claws and Just So Stories for Little Children by Rosie Dickins (Usborne Publishing Ltd), Digging for Dinosaurs by Jaye Garnett (Cottage Door Press), Charlie Takes His Shot by Nancy Churnin (Albert Whitman & Company), Bulldozer Dreams by Sharon Chriscoe (Running Press), How the Leopard Got His Spots and How the Camel got his Hump (Usborne), How The Whale Got His Throat by Anna Milbourne by Anna Milbourne (Usborne), The Elves and the Shoemaker (Usborne), by The Easter Story by Russell Punter, Usborne Illustrated Bible Stories, How the elephnat got his trunk by Anna Milbourne (Usborne), The Wounded Lion: A Tale from Spain by Suzanne I. Barchers (Red Chair Press), Jigsaw with a picture book Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Lesley Sims (Usborne), Worm and Farmer Maguire written by Jeff Dinard (Lerner Publishing Group), Emma the Elephant by Duncan Richardson (Macmillan), 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Usborne), Classical Music for Little Children, Story of Baby Jesus by Mary Kelly (Usborne), Noah's Ark written by Kate Davies (Usborne),Saint George and the Dragon by Louie Stowell (Usborne), and a Cover created for Grupo SM.
See more of John's art:
John's personal website
Directory of Illustration