Author & Illustrator

Giles Laroche

Biography

The landscapes of northern New Hampshire where I was born and spent the first two decades of my life are what inspired my desire to create art and I have been doing so since I can remember. At Montserrat College of Art in the early 1980s I began experimenting with a cut paper relief illustration that involved drawing, cutting, painting, and assembly with the use of spacers to enhance the dimension. People who saw my work said “hey, you should illustrate children’s books.” I followed up on that suggestion and landed my first children’s book project in 1985.

I’m lucky to have two studios to work in: one in my Salem, MA home high up on the third floor and the other in an old barn in southwestern New Hampshire. The latter has a glass wall from which I can observe moose, deer, black bears, and dozens of species of birds

Most Popular Giles Laroche Books

culture · travel · architecture
If You Lived Here
movement · vehicles
What Do Wheels Do All Day?
family · animals · animal homes · new babies
A Place to Start a Family

All Giles Laroche Books

Collaborators

April Jones Prince
David L. Harrison

Personal Info

Books Stats

1Authored & Illustrated
2Illustrated

Most Recent Book

family · animals · animal homes · new babies
A Place to Start a Family

Highest Rated Book

culture · travel · architecture
If You Lived Here

Official Website

http://gileslaroche.com/