Sheena Lott

Sheena 4x5Sheena has had very successful 25 year career in art.  This busy artist combines gallery exhibitions and children’s book illustration. Her painterly watercolours and oils express her love of the outdoors and coastal lifestyle. She has been an artist in residence in the schools as well as a lecturer on cruise ships to ports all over the world. Sheena exhibits at the Winchester Galleries and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria art rental.

Born in Scotland, she grew up in Vancouver, Canada where she obtained a degree from the University of British Columbia in Physiotherapy. Her passion for painting was very strong and she happily decided to pursue art as a career .She has won many awards including the Myfanwy Pavelic Spencer Award. She was elected as an Associate of The Federation of Canadian Artists.  Sheena has illustrated 10 popular children’s books including the perennial bestsellers “Jessie’s Island” written by Sheryl McFarlane and “Salmon Forest” by David Suzuki. She was nominated for the Amelia Francis Howard Award for illustration for “Midnight in The Mountains” and Christie Harris Award for “How sleep found Tabitha”.

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Children’s Picture Books

  • JESSIE’S ISLAND Orca Publishers  1992
  • A MORNING TO POLISH AND KEEP Red Deer College Press  1992
  • MOONSNAIL SONG Orca Publishers  1994
  • GOING TO THE FAIR Orca Publishers  1996
  • MIDNIGHT IN THE MOUNTAINS Orca Publishers  1998
  •  PHOEBE AND THE GYPSY Orca Publishers  1999
  • SINGING THE DARK Fitzhenry-Whiteside  2001
  • HOW SLEEP FOUND TABITHA Orca Publishers 2002
  • SALMON FOREST Greystone Publishing 2003
  • ISLAND SANTA Children’s Health Foundation Vancouver Island 2012


  • Nomination-Amelia Francis Howard Award for Illustration-Midnight in the Mountains-2004
  • Christie Harris BC Book Award  “How Sleep found Tabitha”-2002
  • Outstanding book Canadian children’s Book Centre Moonsnail Song-1994  Going to the Fair-1996
  • Our Choice Award   Canadian children’s Book Centre  Jessie’s Island-1992
  • Science in Society National Award Salmon Forest-2002
  • Chocolate Lily Award Salmon Forest-2002


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