Ashley Barron

Position title: Illustrator

Website: Ashley Barron's website

I graduated from OCAD in 2007, and have been working with cut-paper collage ever since. I’ve illustrated over a dozen picture books, including Love You Head to Toe (Owlkids), My Forest is Green and My City Speaks (Kids Can Press) — a 2022 winner of the Young Children’s Schneider Family Book Award.

In addition to my freelance work, I enjoy teaching art classes and presenting my books to libraries and schools.

In 2017, I was Toronto Library’s Illustrator in Residence: a program organized by IBBY Canada honouring children’s book illustrator Joanne Fitzgerald. And in 2019, I got the chance to tour Vancouver as part of the CCBC’s TD Children’s Book Week.

I live in Toronto with my partner, Kevin, and our three cats.