Known for her warm characters and interactive invention, Bridget Marzo is the award-winning artist-author of well over 20 picture books. (You can find more of her previous books, along with more illustrations and interviews in her Bridget Strevens Marzo archive site)
Bridget believes in the power of pens, pencils, paints – and picture books – to open our minds at any age.
What we all share in common, and how we grow together, is the theme of Bridget’s latest book, YOU, ME and OUR WHOLE WIDE WORLD. It is out now in paperback in 2023 with the Walker Books UK.
Bridget offers creative story making, colour and character making workshops for primary school classes, family events in libraries, museums and festivals across the world. She can work with all sizes of groups – her record was getting 1000 children and teachers drawing at the Beijing Bookworm Festival.
Thanks to her years teaching illustration and colour theory at Parsons Paris School of Design, and working as the first International Illustrator advisor for SCBWI, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, she has also had long experience of giving talks and mentoring aspiring picture book makers.
For more details of Bridget’s workshops and bookings visit Events
Online story making workshops for the Mini Shout! virtual festival with a fab CWISL team of Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories and Literacy
Bridget was proud to be one of 45 illustrators led by Axel Scheffler contributing visions of Europe in the book DRAWING EUROPE TOGETHER (Macmillan November 2018), and in an exhibition that toured around the UK and Ireland including at the Royal West of England Academy .
Exhibited at Pictures at Play grand juried exhibition of the best of children’s book illustration in SCBWI British Isles 2019 at the Westminster Reference Library