Lauren Mills is a book illustrator and author, sculptor and painter. She illustrated Anne of Green Gables, At the Back of the North Wind and many of her own books. The Rag Coat won numerous awards, including New York State’s Charlotte Award for Best Picture Book. Fairy Wings, written by Mills and co-illustrated with her husband, Dennis Nolan, won the Golden Kite Medal for Best Picture Book from SCBWI and was optioned by three major film companies for feature film treatment.
Mills’ work has been included in the Spectrum’s Best of Fantastic Art, IX Arts of Imaginative Realism, Art Renewal Center’s International Salon Competitions, Society of Sculptors, Portrait Society of America, Allied Artists of America, American Women Artists Exhibition, and the Exhibition of American-Chinese Realism. Lauren Mills’ art has been reviewed or featured in the Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Smithsonian, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, American Artist, Victorian Magazine and more.
Mills currently teaches in the MFA Illustration Program at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, Connecticut.