Sheila Keegan is a children's book illustrator.
Sheila enjoys including kids from all ethnicities and backgrounds in her illustrations. Growing up in a mixed race family, Sheila is excited to illustrate diversity and different cultures. She hopes children will see themselves and feel empowered.
Sheila's process goes from sketching, to drawings, to value and color studies, to mixed media painting and collage, and then to photoshop to assemble and add finishing touches. She loves creating with a variety of traditional mixed media including: watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil, as well as collaged bits of painted and found papers.
Her illustrations have appeared in: They Draw and Travel: Book of Favorite Places, Uppercase Magazine, and in galleries in the U.S. and Asia. She is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design and is an active member of SCBWI.
Sheila is also an avid traveler, gardener, and enjoys painting portraits of pets wearing interesting outfits. She lives with her family in Cleveland, Ohio.
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