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.

Cover of You,Me & Our Whole Wide World, a book about togetherness

Bridget’s latest book


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


Bridget is part of an amazing line up of authors and illustrators participating in schools events for the Stepping into Stories festival  in London 

South Ken Kids Festival 2022 school visits, live drawing and public workshop.  More details here

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 

 Online discussion about craft and career alongside Barbara McClintock, Juana Martinez-Neal with and Pat Cummngs and  New York illustration students at the Pratt Institute  and Parsons.













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

Drawing Europe Together (Pan Macmillan)

Europe in a Tree ©Bridget Marzo, gouache on tinted paper in Drawing Europe Together, Forty-five Illustrators, One Europe published by Macmillan November 2018










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








Tiz & Ott’s Big Draw goes to China!

Here’s the  Chinese co-edition of Tiz and Ott’s Big Draw published by Citic Press, Beijing .

On it is a beautiful gold stamp with the words ‘Artistic Enlightenment Picture Book for Children’.

Above is the Chinese character for HOME, the last line of the story.