Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion illustration at FIT and children’s book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is the author and illustrator of many books, including Grandma’s Purse and Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table. She hopes that every child will see themselves in her illustrations. Vanessa lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and daughter. Learn more about Vanessa and her artwork at VanessaBrantleyNewton.