Barbara Spurll
Illustration, Toronto Ontario Canada
 
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Contact details
Tel: 416 594-6594
Brief Summary
Barbara's humorous style has been said to portray "animals with attitude". Her artwork enlivens many books for children, including Emma's Eggs, The Flying Tortoise, and Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper! She works with a bright palette of watercolours and dyes.
Clients
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST:

Scholastic Inc.
McDonald's
Christie Brown & Company
Ralston Purina
Time Inc.
National Wildlife Federation
Reader's Digest Children's Publishing Ltd.
Oxford University Press
National Academy Press
Sears
Harper Collins
Macleans
Chatelaine
Ontario Parks
Orca Book Publishers
Storck


 
Awards and Recognition
AWARDS:

CAPIC Double Exposure winning entry, 2012
Chocolate Lily Award Nominee, 2007, Emma at the Fair
Maxwell Award, Humorous Art Category, 2006, Food Fight
Starred Our Choice Selection 2002, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Emma's Cold Day
2002 Shortlist, Ontario Library Association, Blue Spruce Award, Emma’s Cold Day
2002 Shortlist, Little Saplings Award, Emma's Cold Day
Silver Seal, 2001 Mr. Christie Book Award, Emma's Cold Day
Grand Prize, Ex aequo - 2000 Luxcanada, illustration, children's book, Emma and the Coyote
Silver Seal, 1999 Mr. Christie Book Award, Emma and the Coyote
Society of Illustrators 40th Annual Exhibition, International Category, Dinosaur in the Jungle
CAPIC Award of Merit, Self-promotion Category 1998, Dinosaur in the Jungle
Official Selection, 1995 Silver Birch Award, The Flying Tortoise
Florida Reading Association Children's Book Award, 1992, Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!


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