Description Working on this giraffe for Sarah Elvidge's, Sleepy Time for Mammals, made me marvel at how wildlife is truly amazing and what it does for its survival. I felt a deep connection to this majestic creature during the time spent painting him.
Gordon Bagshaw, Sao Paulo Member Since June 2015 Artist Statement Gordon Bagshaw, a stay-at-home dog-parent of two beautiful shelties, is also a Canadian author and illustrator. Gordon grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Being unable to participate in common sports as a child, due to Nemaline Myopathy, he honed in on other various skills in art. Having a natural storyteller for a father, he developed his own vivid imagination and gravitated towards the talent of cartooning at a young age. He is an honour graduate in creative arts. He is the children's book illustrator for Sarah Elvidge's award winning, Sleepy Time for Mammals and the creator of the online comic strip, Frodo the Sheltie.
Today, he resides in São Paulo Brazil with his wife, where he teaches adult English.