Roxie Munro

Roxie Munro is the acclaimed author/illustrator of more than 30 books for children. She’s been an artist from the age of six, when she won first prize in a county-wide contest for a painting of a bowl of fruit. She has supported herself all her life on her art, at one point freelancing in Washington, D.C. as a television courtroom artist. Clients have included CBS, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press. Fourteen of her paintings have been published as covers of The New Yorker magazine. She creates oils, watercolors, prints, and drawings, primarily cityscapes. Her work is in numerous private, public and corporate collections. Roxie Munro studied at the University of Maryland and the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore), received a BFA in Painting from the University of Hawaii, attended graduate school at Ohio University (Athens) and received a Yaddo Fellowship. She lectures in museums, schools, conventions, and teaches watercolor on ships, workshops, and in the Paint in Italy program. Many oils and watercolors are views from the roof of her sky-lighted loft studio in Long Island City, just across the East River from her home in mid-Manhattan. Roxie is married to the Swedish writer/photographer Bo Zaunders.