My name is Sloane Kady, and I'm an inked-up watercolor illustrator, pop-surrealist painter, doll-maker, and wielder of comedy & honesty. I'm also a published author of two novels and several short stories. Most importantly, I'm a mama (my favorite job), and a wife (my other favorite job). Otherwise, I'm an all-around wild woman who likes to read, cook, bake, and be in bed by ten.
I've been dabbling in art since I was old enough to hold a crayon, but I became more serious about my work in the early 2000s, when I was picked up by an art manager, and my then abstract paintings were featured in several gallery showings.
I've since discovered myself, as both a woman and an artist. Where I used to create bland, timid pieces, I now create with unbridled joy and honesty. Several years back, I completed my Expression series—an exploration into the mysticism of womanhood. The expression series, which was picked up by a wholesale distributor, is a celebration of the woman I've become and the even wiser woman I hope to be. I recently completed another series called Mujeres Fuertes—a playful yet deeply striking portrayal of feminine beauty and strength in the face of pain, aging, and opposition in all its ugly forms. But where my heart now spends most of its time is illustrative work.
In 2016, I participated for the very first time in Mab Grave's Drawlloween Club—a thirty-one day art challenge in which you create pieces based off a daily Halloween prompt. That first challenge breathed life into my love for illustrating. Since then, my skills have greatly developed, and my absolute passion for creating storybook illustrations has grown exponentially.
I adore children's book illustrations, and my goal is to both author and illustrate my own children's storybooks. In the interim, I'd be thrilled to work with other authors and artists, particularly like-minded creators with an appreciation for illustrators who think and work outside the box. As evidenced by my portfolio, I'm a sucker for anything spooky, and a lover of unconventional characters with a penchant for mischief.