Paul Morin is an artist, musician, photographer and illustrator of over a dozen picture books.
With a freelance career that has spanned the past 25 years, Paul has worked for major advertising agencies and publishers across North America. His artwork has been exhibited in museums across Canada including The Museum of Civilization.
Since the release of his first book, The Orphan Boy (1990), he has achieved international recognition and his books are sold worldwide. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Maclean’s and in the Society of Illustrators annuals. His book work has won more than 25 national and international awards including Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Paul grew up near Montreal, Quebec. After studying design at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, he went on to the Sheridan College illustration program in Ontario before completing his training at the Ontario College of Art. Since 1985 he has produced art installations, music CDs, and videos. He has traveled to Africa, Australia, China and throughout North, Central and South America to research the culture and settings for each story he has illustrated.
Paul lives in a cedar house with his wife Janine and sons Palmer and Kadin. His studio is located at the edge of a forest by a wetland near Rockwood, Ontario, Canada, and he just opened a new art gallery in the village of Alton Ontario.
Visit Paul’s web site at www.paulmorinstudios.com.