Jacinta Dimase Literary Agent Melbourne

Karen Blair

Illustrator and Author

Karen grew up in Perth, Western Australia. She made her first picture book when she was nine for a Year 5 project, and by the time she was in her 20s and living in the UK, she knew it was her dream to continue. She now lives in Fremantle with her husband and two cats and works part-time as a primary art teacher.

Her successful picture book titles include:
Baby Beats both written and illustrated by Karen CBCA Notable
With Nan (by Tania Cox) CBCA Honour Medal
Something Wonderful (by Raewyn Caisley) CBCA Notable
Granny Grommet and Me (by Dianne Wolfer) CBCA Notable
Hello from Nowhere (by Raewyn Caisley) CBCA Notable


Me and You


April 01, 2020: JdM creators on 2020 CBCA shortlist!
July 28, 2014: 'Baby Animal Farm' in New York Times: Board Book Roundup II
June 27, 2014: Lovely reading of WITH NAN by Tania Cox and Karen Blair #PlaySchool
October 25, 2013: Karen Blair's artwork is part of the 'Picture a Story' Exhibition, WA
With Nan By Tania Cox and illustrated by Karen Blair August 16, 2013: WITH NAN is an Early Childhood Honour Book, Book of the Year Awards 2013
July 29, 2013: 'With Nan' is the Prime Minister's Chosen Read Aloud
Karen Blair Promo Pic April 26, 2013: Blair awarded ASA Children's Picture Book Illustrators' Grant
Cox With Nan PB April 26, 2013: 'With Nan' on 2013 CBCA Book of the Year Short List
Blair GRANNY GROMMET AND ME PB March 14, 2013: Granny Grommet and Me and I'm a Dirty Dinosaur reviews




Karen Blair Illustration Portfolio.pdf 2.87 MB