Kyla Ilic is a Canadian artist and author of children’s books. Her playful style is complemented by vibrant pops of colour. As an artist first and a writer second, she spends time painting, followed by a steady period of creative writing. Coming up with the settings lived in by the characters is the highlight of her creative process. Through her brush blends, Kyla’s paintings summon a joyful, even childlike, nostalgic response. Her style is nuanced by a range of inspirations that include Beatrix Potter and Lewis Carroll. She’s been honing her skills for several years as a watercolourist and artisan storybook maker.