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Barbara Spurll is a Toronto artist who is best known for breathing life into the characters she creates, whether the subject matter be animal or human. Her client roster ranges from academic institutions to commercial corporations and includes companies such as McDonalds, Nabisco, National Wildlife Federation, … Read More


Barbara Spurll is a Toronto artist who is best known for breathing life into the characters she creates, whether the subject matter be animal or human. Her client roster ranges from academic institutions to commercial corporations and includes companies such as McDonalds, Nabisco, National Wildlife Federation, Oxford University Press, Purina, Scholastic Inc., Storck and Time Inc. Her illustrations have won her numerous awards over the years. Barbara’s continuing refinement of her craft and her enthusiasm for watercolour and paper has taken her illustration style into new territory as reflected in her new portraiture work.





AWARDS
CAPIC Double Vision winning entry, 2015
CAPIC Double Vision winning entry, 2012
Maxwell Award, Humorous Art Category, 2006
Starred Our Choice Selection 2002, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Silver Seal, 2001 Mr. Christie Book Award
Grand Prize, Ex aequo - 2000 Luxcanada, illustration, children's book
Silver Seal, 1999 Mr. Christie Book Award
Society of Illustrators 40th Annual Exhibition, International Category
CAPIC Award of Merit, 1998
Official Selection, 1995 Silver Birch Award
Florida Reading Association Children's Book Award, 1992

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