Margaret Anne is predominately a children's book illustrator and has published over a dozen books in 4 languages. For a while she did product illustration for a clock company . . . but that’s a story for another time. In a digital world, Margaret Anne still works mainly by hand, with traditional tools to create intricate, heart-felt illustrations that are sometimes sweet, sometimes spicy, but always delightful. Margaret Anne was raised in the American Deep South but moved to Dublin, Ireland to pursue a Master's Degree at the National College of Art and Design. Being a dual citizen has given her illustrations a uniquely cheerful colour palette and a distinct femininity.
Margaret Anne has completed both an MA in Visual Communications and an MA in History of Design and Applied Arts. She serves on the Board of Directors for both Illustrators Ireland and the International Board on Books for
Young People Ireland (IBBYIre). She lectures part-time at
Ballyfermot College, where she founded the illustration
course (Higher National Diploma).
Currently, Margaret Anne is working on a third book in the
best-selling 'Pigin of Howth' series (written by Kathleen
Watkins, for Gill Books), and is writing her own picture
books based on her own Southern childhood surrounded
by nature. She nows lives in County Dublin, by the sea with
her charming sons, rakish husband, and needy black cat.