A year ago
I began writing about women artists. Then I got distracted. Today I went back to the draft file and found some words about Jill McElmurry. We know her as a picture book illustrator. Did you know that she was a painter of landscapes as well?
Go here to see her landscapes.
This one is my favorites
Two years ago on August 11, 2017, Jill McElmurry died. She was 62. Although she lived in Taos, New Mexico, she also resided in Minnesota on Burntside Lake.
I remember the first time that I read aloud her bestselling picture book “The Little Blue Truck”, I knew that it would be a regular in my story time rotation.
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Do you want a Little Blue Truck Party Kit? Go here for PDF down load of a “pin-the-hat on Little Blue Truck” game and coloring sheets.
Pin the hat on Little Blue Truck
More about Jill McEllmury
Jill McElmurry was born in Los Angeles, CA into a family of artists and musicians. She studied art at SUNY Purchase and School of Visual Arts in New York. Before fulfilling her lifelong dream of creating picture books, Jill illustrated magazines, book covers, posters and design projects in the United States and Germany. She’s had several pieces shown at the NY Society of Illustrators. From her website