Elaine Chen
  • Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
  • Time:
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Branch: Ladysmith
  • Venue:

Join us for a Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival public presentation by the illustrator and painter Elaine Chen.

Her love for art began when her mother enrolled her art classes back in Hangzhou, China, before they immigrated to Toronto, Ontario, when she was 10. Elaine went on to earn her bachelor of animation from Sheridan College.

She was the artist for BC’s Summer Reading Club in 2022 and led workshops for kids across Vancouver libraries. Her debut children’s book My Day with Gong Gong was nominated for Blue Spruce Award and was named a Kirkus and CBC best book of the year.  Elaine currently works as a video game artist and children’s book illustrator in Vancouver.