The MVSD is pleased to announce the hiring of Erik Brooks, recognized author and/or illustrator of 28 books for children, including the Washington State Book Award winner, POLAR OPPOSITES, and titles by internationally acclaimed writers Betsy Byars, Eric Kimmel, and Shirley Climo.
Following a long line of exceptional artists, Erik enjoys working within and exploring many mediums, some that include: watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylic (with some digital touches.) He is also a cartoonist and a graphic designer who has taught in schools and libraries around the country.
Erik, along with his wife Sarah and daughter Keeley, has lived in the Methow since 2004. When not in the studio or in a classroom, Erik coaches XC and track and plays in the woods like a wolverine. Erik is honored and excited to bring his experience as a working artist to his new role this fall as the art teacher at Liberty Bell High School and Junior High.