Author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen explains his artistic process.
Chris Van Dusen was born in Portland, Maine and grew up in a small town in central Massachusetts. His interest in art began at a young age when his mother gave him and his four brothers pencils and paper to keep them busy. He continued to draw any chance he could and remembers being fascinated with the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. "I would go to the library and check out as many Dr. Seuss books as I could carry," he says.
In his spare time, Chris likes to hike and bike all over the Maine coast with his family. Chris is well known for his illustrations in Kate DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson series. Learn more about Chris' books here.