Liz Amini-Holmes is a native San Franciscan and holds a BFA in Illustration from Academy Of Art University and University of San Francisco. She’s illustrated several award winning notable books for children including; Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordon Fenton and Margret Fenton, A Stranger at Home by Christy Jordon Fenton and Margret Fenton, Chester Nez and The Unbreakable Code by Joseph Bruchac, Miracle by Chanavia Haddock and The Fantastical Children of Pond Kingdom by Ruth Finnegan.
Liz has also worked as an art director and creative director for several multimedia and educational software companies in the San FranciscoBay Area, illustrating for various publishing markets such as magazines, newspapers, posters publishers, graphic design groups, music industry and the children’s school and library market. She was awarded New Media’s Invasion Awards awarded finalist for technical and creative excellence as Co-Creative Director/Art Director for “Station Invasion” and The Teacher’s Poll 1992 for Best Educational Video for “Larry’s Big Adventure” as Art Director/Illustrator/Designer. She has been a featured artist in various poetry, prose and illustration collections as well as exhibited in various galleries such as SILA West Juried Show and solo show at MTV New York City, NY
Liz’s style is highly personalized and evocative as her art serves as a strong visual conduit to a story, creating a deeper story experience for the reader. Her work evokes magical realism by using rich, complex color and theatrical compositions. Her illustrations are often chosen to depict social advocacy for children and adults, multicultural awareness, complex emotional topics, as well as folklore and mythology.
She resided in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and every growing menagerie of pets. When not illustrating Liz is writing, working on a MFA in Art Therapy, teaching and obsessively reading and watching detective stories.
Wolf Song by Liz Amini-Holmes
[Picture Book, 4+, Approx. 32 Pages]
In Wolf Song, an evocative picture book by award-winning author/illustrator Liz Amini-Holmes, an orphaned girl and a lone wolf find friendship and belonging in each other’s company. A powerful, warm and beautifully illustrated story about two lost souls searching for a connection in a harsh world.