Cynthia Cliff is a self-taught artist and illustrator. She grew up in a tiny historic village in rural Virginia surrounded by animls, farms and woodlands, and a large extended family – which provided her with a love of history, family, nature and folklore – themes that find their way into much of her artwork. She works in both traditional and digital media, often a combination of the two. Cynthia began her illustration career in 2019 after living many other lives, and is now the author and illustrator of several children’s books. She resides in northern Virginia just outside of Washington, DC.