Sylvia L. Walker
Artist Sylvia L. Walker is a native of Pasadena, California. She has lived in Philadelphia, PA since 1981. She studied at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles earning a BFA Degree. Her works include freelance children’s fashion illustration for clients Simplicity and McCalls pattern companies. Other clients include Keystone Health Partners, The Coca Cola Company National Adoption Center, Antiock Publishing, and Woodtones Publishing Group. She expanded her focus to illustrating numerous children’s books for publishers Just Us Books, Dover Publications, Scholastic, Harper Collins, Western Publishing, Essence Golden Books, Highlights Magazine, and penguin Putnam Books.
“My work strikes a note of recognition in all of us. Drawing positive images of African American children gives me such pleasure. It reminds me of my own childhood. When my own children were very young, I created their own personal storybooks for them. I find myself smiling while working on a face, a gesture, an attitude, and it comes through my art.”