Elly MacKay works from the attic of her old Victorian house in Owen Sound, Canada where she lives with her husband and children. She creates unique images through using layers of paper, light and photography. Elly attended the Nova Scotia College of Art for printmaking but also had an informal education in paper arts by visiting members of the Movable Book Society by train when she was a teen. She now creates picture books and illustrates covers for novels.

See how she creates her work on this clip from the Spanish TV show: Ja t'ho faràs

Select Clients:

Penguin Random House ~ Tundra

Penguin Random House USA

Running Press 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sterling Publishing

OwlKids Books



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