Alexandra H. MacVean is a freelance illustrator based in Fort Collins, Colorado. She's a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Women's National Book Association, and the United States Board on Books for Young People. She's also a three-time Barnes & Noble Artist of the Month and the host of the ever popular, national/international online art co-op, Sunday Sketches. Her artwork and illustrated children’s books can be found at various bookstores and coffee shops, both nationally and internationally. Her work has been published in online children's magazines, greetings cards and more.
Born and raised in Southern Ohio, Alexandra grew up with 3 brothers, a dog, and her two best friends, Heather and Brian. Whether it’s red barns, squirrels or cozy front porches, you can find snippets from her childhood and everyday life, tucked within many of her magical illustrations.
Married to her best friend and confidant, Michael (illustrates also and is a graphic designer), who continually inspires her artistically as a children’s illustrator. Sharing a love of family, tea, England and cozy winter days, they can often be found together each drawing works of whimsy, while bundled up with Alexandra’s 11-year-old pups, Brendel Joseph.
Alexandra’s illustration goals are to inspire, uplift and encourage individuals, both children and adults, by bringing hope and joy to their daily lives through her work.
Did you know Alexandra is available for school presentations, which include hands on workshops? You can find out more by visiting her speaker profile here: Speaker/School Presentations. Alexandra is also a Public Speaker, Advocate & Educator for the Homeless, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. Read her personal story at Hope To Dream.