Lynne Avril

Lynne Avril

Lynne Avril grew up in Montana and got her art degree from the University of Montana. She has lived in Arizona, though, for the last 30 years.

She has illustrated over 80 books for children, and when she’s not drawing or painting, she plays bass in local Phoenix blues bands.

Mazza Museum owns over 400 pieces of art from Lynne Avril. Art from books such as If I Ran for President, Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse, Ruby Valentine and the Sweet Surprise,  and  the new Amelia Bedelia series.  Lynne graciously donated her collection of art to the museum in 2015.

Lynne’s nontraditional entrance into the world of illustration includes being a dishwasher, line cook, aerobics instructor and more.

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