Leeza Hernandez spent her spare time as a child scribbling on every possible surface. It soon led to career in art and design, where she learned to keep her art on paper and off her mum’s living room walls. She grew up in the south of England, and leapt to this side of the pond ten years ago. Leeza graduated with a degree in art, design and communication, but it was working as an art director that threw her into illustration. Her love for line, color and texture is evident in her award-winning work, which has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, American Illustration, and national magazines. She was also the recipient of the SCBWI’s Tomie dePaulo Award in 2009. Leeza has illustrated Sandy Donovan’s Bored Bella Learns About Fiction and Nonfiction (Picture Window Books, 2010) and is currently working on artwork for Ann McCallum’s Eat Your Math Homework (Charlesbridge, 2011) and her very own debut picture book, Dog Gone (Putnam, 2012). She currently dwells in rural New Jersey with her husband, daughter and fluffy cat, Maisy.
Visit Leeza’s website at www.LeezaWorks.com.
Leeza is represented by Rachel Orr. Please contact Rachel at rko(a)prospectagency.com for more information.