steve@adamsillustration.com  |  Represented in the USA by Painted-Words

EN
For about twenty years, I painted my illustrations with brushes and acrylics at home. Then one day, maybe because the sunlights didn’t reach me in my basement, I decided to draw my illustrations directly on my electronic tablet… My life changed from that moment! Now I can see the world outside and real people outside with my own eyes! I also teach illustration class at University, so I can share my passion with my students. I live in Montreal with my family… and cats.

FR
Depuis une vingtaine d’années, je réalisais mes illlustrations avec pinceaux et acryliques dans mon atelier. Puis un jour, peut-être parce que les rayons de soleil ne se rendaient pas jusqu’au sous-sol, j’ai alors décidé de dessiner directement sur ma tablette électronique… Ma vie a littéralement changée depuis ce jour ! Maintenant je peux enfin sortir pour créer et voir de mes propre yeux le monde qui m’entoure. De plus, j’enseigne et partage ma passion de l’illustration à l’université avec mes étudiants. Je vis à Montréal entouré de ma famille… et de mes chats !

AWARDS/PRIX
BC Young Readers’ Choice Award, Red Cedar Book Awards, Winner (2016) • Silver Birch Express, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed (2016) • Rocky Mountain Book Award, RMBA, Short-listed (2016) • Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, Canadian Library Association, Short-listed (2015) • USBBY Outstanding International Books, honor list, International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), Winner (2014) • Eureka! Gold Award, California Reading Association, Winner (2014) • Books of the Year, Kidlit Picks, Quill & Quire, Winner (2014) • OLA Best Bet List for Children, OLA’s Canadian Materials Committee, Winner (2014) • Communication Arts Illustration Annual 46, 49, 50, 51 • 3×3 Illustration Annual 4, 5 • American Illustration 25, 26 • Society of Illustrators 41, 46, 49, 50 • Applied Arts Illustration Annual 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 • Society of Newspaper Design 18, 20, 26 Canadian Who’s Who • The White Ravens 2006, 2007• M. Christie gold/or • Alcuin Books Award • How • Lux • Grafika