I'M SANDRA EIDE
I’m a mixed Taiwanese American children’s book illustrator and watercolor artist.
My artwork is painted using traditional watercolors and mixed media such as colored pencils, gouache, and collage . Details are added digitally using Photoshop or Procreate. My style is soft and sweet with an emphasis on characters, connections, and nature. My art is influenced by my childhood in the PNW, my love of family and animal friends, my mixed Taiwanese heritage, and the importance of showing all kinds of people in my illustrations.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in creative writing from the University of Washington and have spent the last few years illustrating and developing ideas for children’s books.
My Client list includes:
Sleeping Bear Press, Puffin Books, Shambala Kids, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Wren & Bear Books, Paraclete Press, Pan MacMillan, Friend Magazine, The Good and The Beautiful, Tommy Nelson, Mighty Kind Kids, and Summit Education Initiative
When I’m not in my studio, you can find me baking cookies, in my garden, or curled up on the couch with my dogs.
2023 Children's Nonfiction Book of the Year - Christian Market Book Award AWSA (Love Connects Us All)