Sig Burwash - Illustrator


Sig Burwash is a visual artist working in a variety of media including watercolor, collage, ceramics, animation, illustration and comics. Her work is both imaginative and rooted in her lived experiences, including cabin building, forest stewarding, motorcycling and crewing on a fishing vessel. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and Europe. Originally from kEluwi’sst (Rossland), British Columbia, she now lives and works in Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island), Nova Scotia.


  • Orca Rescue!

    2022 - 2021 Book Award, Children and Young Readers, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC), Winner

    2022 - Best General Nonfiction, Children, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Honor Book

    2022 - Best Intermediate Nonfiction 2022, International Literary Association, Honor Book

    2022 - Skipping Stones Book Honor Awards, Skipping Stones, Joint Winner

    2022 - Washington State Book Awards, Washington Center for the Book and The Seattle Public Library, Short-Listed

    2024 - Sasquatch Award, Washington Library Association, Nominated

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