About the Illustrator

Sydney Smith spent his childhood as a naturalist and researcher in rural Nova Scotia, where he paid close attention to wild creatures and things that grow in dirt. His interests led him to art school. He has since illustrated many extraordinary books, including JonArno Lawson’s Sidewalk Flowers.

Sydney has shared some sketches that he created during the process of illustrating the book.

For more information on Sydney Smith visit www.sydneydraws.ca.