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Kevin Hawkes
Gorham, Maine

Kevin Hawkes grew up traveling around the world in a military family. He has a degree in illustration from Utah State University in Logan, UT. Following graduation, he started his art career in Boston before moving to Maine where he has lived for the past 33 years. He has a deep connection to the earth and finds inspiration from the Maine landscape. He is particularly interested in the natural world as seen from a child's perspective, very close, very detailed, and always surprising. Kevin's work has been featured in numerous galleries and museums including the Eric Carle Museum, Mazza Museum collection and the DeCordova Museum. His work is also part of many private and public collections worldwide. Kevin is the author/illustrator of over 50 acclaimed picture and chapter books including the New York Times bestseller Library Lion. His awards include a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, Maine Library Association Lupine Award Winner, Kate Greenaway Medal, Boston Globe Horn Book Award and the Mazza Medallon for Excellence for Artistic Diversity. In addition to painting and drawing, Kevin is a well known speaker at schools and libraries across the country. He lives with his family and enjoys vegetable gardening, hiking in the White Mountains, camping, and cycling.

Wolfe Neck Tide Pool