In this interview, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Curator and Executive Director Greg Robinson has a fascinating conversation with award-winning children’s book illustrator Pierr Morgan.

We learn how Pierr, at the age of nine, knew she would be an artist, and at 16, knew she would be a children’s book illustrator.

Pierr tells Greg about the process of getting a book illustration gig with editors, and about the collaborative process of imagining and creating a finished book together with her frequent collaborator, Carole Lexa Schaefer, with whom she has published 10 children’s books.

Pierr’s children’s books have been selected twice by the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for distribution to thousands of children’s mailboxes in the US and internationally.

This podcast is one of a BCB podcast show called Arts and Artists on Bainbridge. It is part of a series of “Art Museum Encounters” in which BIMA’s curator will talk with artists and collectors whose works are currently on display at BIMA.

Another emerging series, called “Meet Community Artists,” includes conversations with artists, authors, performers and musicians on Bainbridge Island.

Credits: BCB host: Channie Peters; BCB audio editor: Tim Bird; BCB social media publisher: Barry Peters.