Anne Spudvilas is a multi-award-winning illustrator of children’s books and an established portrait painter who also works as a courtroom artist for the Melbourne media. Anne's portraits have been selected in major portrait competitions and she has completed public commissions for the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government and her work is in collections in Australia, USA, Europe and Asia.
Her first picture book The Race was awarded the Crichton Award for Illustration and CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Honour Book. In 2000 she won CBCA Picture Book of the Year with Jenny Angel, which was also shortlisted for the NSW Premiers Award.
In 2008 The Peasant Prince won the NSW Premier's Award (Patricia Wrightson Prize), the Australian Book Industry Award for Younger Readers and the Queensland Premiers Award.
Anne's designs were used by Australia Post for the 2006 Australian Christmas stamps.