SHAWN COSTELLO lives and paints in Maryland and Downeast Maine. Illustrations, portraiture and landscape painting are all on her easel at different times.
Her work has appeared in Cricket and Spider magazines, and her illustrated books include Mommy Far, Mommy Near (Albert Whitman & Company, 2000), A Bus of Our Own (Albert Whitman & Company, 2001), Private Joel and the Sewell Mountain Seder (Kar-Ben Pub, 2008) and most recently, Estas Manos: Manitas de mi familia / This Hands: My Family’s Hands (Piñata Books, 2014), which was named to the 2015-2016 Tejas Star Reading List. Her illustrations for A Bus of Our Own were chosen for exhibition at the 2002 Bologna Book Fair in Italy.
Shawn graduated from the Maryland Institute of Art with a BFA and received her Master’s Degree in Art Education from Towson University near Baltimore. She teaches art in Howard County, Maryland.
Learn more on her website, shawncostello.com.