Fia Sutton Illustration

Greenfield, MA 01301  

Tel. 603-866-9596

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February 11, 2019

Motifs, or repeating and distinctive features, are important in any picture book. Today I want to talk about a few of the motifs and imagery in Mama Bear (#bearbeast).

January 28, 2019

Last year I took time away from the studio, but I am back and returning to 'Mama Bear'- my first picture book in progress.

October 27, 2017

A visit and review of GEOMETRY kids in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A small space with a solid, elegant collection of illustrated children's books.

October 1, 2017

A Quick Catch Up

Hello again! So I have been quite negligent with this blog the past few months. In that time I started a new job, was working on a book collaboration, had that collaboration fall through and am back to working on my solo projects. I let myself get sidetracked by the hope of a successful partne...

April 14, 2017

"Founded in 1980, Books of Wonder is New York City's largest and oldest children's bookstore and the city's leading specialist in children's literature."

A Children’s Sanctuary (and yet developed gallery)

The second site for children’s books I would like to introduce you to, is Book of Wonders, located on 18 We...

March 28, 2017

What is Masking Fluid?

Hi world! Today I am going to show you a couple of ways I use masking fluid in my watercolor works. Masking fluid is a removable liquid latex mask with ammonia that resists paint and can be used on unsized papers. It is usually a slightly pigmented off-white that yellows as it dries and...

March 23, 2017

Welcome Spring!


Well, in theory. With a new season comes new goals and spring-cleaning.

For me this past week I’ve been cleaning house – both literally and metaphorically. Sunday involved a good three hours of window washing. For my illustration work, I have been organizing photos, documenting works, and...

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I am a children's illustrator living in Greenfield, MA. I create handmade collages, 

watercolors & books that celebrate color, acceptance, & discovery. I am a creator of messy mistakes & happy surprises.

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