Dr. Karenanne Knight (Academic, Author, Illustrator and Maker of Books)is the author of The Picture Book Maker: The Art of the Picture Book Writer and Illustrator, published by Trentham Books/IOE Press in 2014 and contributor to A Companion to Illustration,Pub: Wiley Blackwell USA 2019; The Symbiotic Dilemma of the Children’s Picture Book Maker in a Polymathic World:The Theory, Character and Making of Imagery; Principals of Applied Communication: Text – Image Symbiosis. Her specialist field is Children’s Picture Books where Cartography, the Creative Process, the Illustrator as Polymath and Typography form part of her many interests.
Karenanne authors and illustrates picture books for children and regularly writes papers for academic journals as far afield as Australia, Portugal and her home country of the UK. Karenanne is often invited to speak and present her work at various conferences on a national and international scale. She divides her time between her academic work at Portsmouth University; writing reviews for various platforms and publishers; writing, Illustrating and designing children’s, adult and academic books; design and logo/branding work for festivals, commercial and corporate clients, and completing illustration commissions, residences and collaborations with clientele such as the British Army; Truro Cathedral; The Royal Ballet; Great Western Railways; The Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve at the Houses of Parliament and Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue. She exhibits her work nationally and has pieces in collections worldwide. Karenanne sits on the UK committee of IBBY (The International Board on Books for Young People) where she works tirelessly in her passionate belief to bring children and books together throughout the world.