Judy Hilgemann
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Aunties Arrive From Alaska
For the All-Native
Bearskin Bay, Haida Gwaii
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I grew up surrounded by art supplies and rain gear on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island, and have been drawing and painting ever since. I now live on the next island north, Haida Gwaii. Here I balance freelance work, family, and fine art; loving every minute of this busy and creative life. My projects include several published children’s books and numerous fine art commissions. I exhibit work regularly here on Haida Gwaii as well as in several galleries “off-island”.

My art reflects my deep reverence for the natural world, my love for children, my appreciation for community, hints of my Scandinavian roots, and my belief in the importance letting our imaginations run and play. I am an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

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For further information about Island Illustrators, 
contact Marcia Semenoff (President) at contact@islandillustrators.org 

The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties. 

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually. 

The Island Illustrators Society does not act as an agent, but as a venue for you to contact any one of its members. 


 Island Illustrators Society

295 View Royal Avenue

Victoria, BC V9B 1B3



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