Ann Iosa

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Ann Iosa is a graduate of Paier School of Art where she studied illustration and design. Her whimsical, colorful artwork reflects her love of nature, children and animals. She works primarily in watercolor and acrylics but also in pen and ink and digitally. She lives in Connecticut in the middle of the woods surrounded by wildlife, with her husband and two grown children.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Little Engine That Could, because It’s my favorite childhood book it contains a great lesson on perseverance and to believe in yourself.

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” Happy Birthday to You – Dr. Seuss

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

My favorite illustrators are Lynne Chapman, Mark Buehner and Cyd Moore. I love the way they bring a whimsical feeling and energy to their characters.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I wanted to become and illustrator because drawing, dab and doodling is something I have done all my life and love to do.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Yes, if being an illustrator is what you wish to do, I encourage you to draw, draw, draw and be persistent in achieving your goals.