Mai S. Kemble’s watercolors have a remarkable brightness and her drawings are delightfully alive. She enjoys creating art for children and is also a serious collector of children’s books. Mai is also a published author and illustrator of her own picture book, The Moon and the Night Sweeper, released in 2007, which received a four-star review by Book Buds Kidlit Review.
Mai graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach, CA, USA in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) since winning the Illustrator Contest for “Crusin’” in 2007, and was also one of their Featured Artists in 2008 .” Since the release of her own picture book in 2007, Mai has also illustrated for other authors, one released in 2008 by Red Cygnet Press and a third by Paulist Press, due for release in 2009. Other clients include Baby Magic, Charlesbridge Press, and Downtown Bookworks.
Mai currently lives in Long Beach, CA, USA with her fiance Joshua Kemble (Xeric Grant Winner for NUMB/comic book artist/designer/illustrator) and their pug dogs, C.K. Dexter Haven and Dozer.
Please visit her website or blog for more info! www.maikemble.com or www.maiskemble.blogspot.com