Kristi Valiant got in trouble in the 4th grade for drawing too much, a vice that surely helped her graduate magna cum laude from Columbus College of Art and Design in Illustration. Some of the recent books she has illustrated are FEEL THE BEAT: DANCE POEMS THAT ZING FROM SALSA TO SWING, written by Marilyn Singer (DIal); THE GOODBYE CANCER GARDEN by Janna Matthies (Albert Whitman); Cecilia Galante’s early chapter book series, Little Wings (Random House); and Danielle Steel’s PRETTY MINNIE series (Doubleday). Kristi made her debut as author and illustrator with the publication of PENGUIN CHA-CHA (Random House, 2013). Kristi lives in Indiana with her husband, daughters, and a room full of hippos and monkeys.
Download a PDF of the artist’s samples here: WPA Valiant art samples