Born with a passion for art much like her mother, five-year-old Isybilla Gee started drawing and painting as soon as she could hold a paintbrush. Like the children who read the Issy Books, Issy herself is just learning to read, and her ever-present optimism and delightfulness shines through her art in surprising and colorful ways.
Issy draws and paints from her imagination, but also from life, using animals, flowers and the world around her as reference.
Her grandmother, Patricia Calfee—whom she affectionately refers to as "Gigi"—writes the stories that Issy illustrates.
Issy also enjoys swimming, gymnastics and playing with her little sister, Sophie. She lives in Washington, NC, with her mom, dad, and sister.
The Issy Books are published by Compass Publishing.