Meet AUArts alum Lyndsay Wasko, Calgary Public Library’s new artist in residence!

Cheers to Lyndsay Wasko for being named Calgary Public Library’s new Children's Artist/Illustrator in Residence.

Lyndsay is an award-winning designer and budding children’s book illustrator whose work focuses on themes of childlike discovery and thoughtful observation of nature. Raised on the shores of Vancouver Island by nature-loving DIY-er parents, she learned the best way to share stories with her family was to draw them.

She graduated in 2014 from AUArts with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications and self-published the children’s book Down in the Jungle written by Maxine Spence that same year.

Her most recent works include Canada Parks public engagement projects such as the Banff museum exhibits Welcome to Bison Country (2018) and These Mountains Are Changing (2019).

Lyndsay will be working on illustrations for her 32-page manuscript for a children’s book titled Best Nest during her residency. This colourful rhyming book is aimed at fledgling readers and features a range of birds from hummingbirds to flamingos, boasting about why their nest is best.

Congratulations again Lyndsay and we can’t wait to visit you and see what you are up to. Follow @lyndsaydraws on Instagram to check out her amazing art and check out calgarylibrary.ca for more information on all their artist in residence programs!