Angela Marise Johnson


About Me

I am a picture book illustrator, writer and artist living on the Big Island of Hawaii. I grew up on a palm tree-lined street in Los Angeles, California.

As a kid, I would search for tiny people at the base of trees. When I went to art school I started out in illustration, but ended up studying fine art (photography, painting, video, sculpture, performance art), minoring in creative writing (poetry). 

After moving to Hawaii in 2013, I worked for a few years at an elementary school tutoring children and teaching art part-time. When my daughter turned two, I started to write down her funny questions, observations and accidental poetry- which inspires my current stories and drawings.

BA in Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design