Cortney Benvenuto is an illustrator and writer living in Milwaukie, Oregon. Using only traditional mediums; pencil, watercolor, and ink, she loves illustrating the natural world and children. Cortney often paints in a minimal color palette and is captivated with intricate patterning.

Cortney graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and before becoming an author-illustrator she taught third and fourth grade. When she’s not illustrating or writing, Cortney is off on a of family adventure with her husband, daughter, and son.