Kady MacDonald Denton
Kady MacDonald Denton has illustrated many award-winning books, including Two Homes by Claire Masurel and If I Were Your Mother by Margeret Park Bridges. Denton graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Fine Arts and then studied at the University of Toronto's School of Architecture. She worked as a city planner, and then she worked as a stage and costume designer with summer stock companies in Toronto. A move to Brandon, Manitoba and then a sabbatical in London, where she studied at the Chelsea School of Art, were instrumental in changing the focus of her art to picture books.
Denton's latest title is A Second is a Hiccup, written by Hazel Hutchins. "I loved the idea of A Second is a Hiccup," says Denton, "which is to give a young child a way to grasp time. I was delighted to illustrate it. I chose three families. We see the same three children with their families during the days, weeks, and seasons."
For over twenty years, Denton taught at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, and she still teaches from time to time. Her writing and illustration work is done in her home studio.
Kady MacDonald Denton currently lives in Ontario, Canada.