Ann Marie McKay
Ann Marie McKay has been painting and studying art off and on ever since her childhood. A retired English teacher, she is now pursuing a second career as an exhibiting artist and an illustrator. She has also painted Mr. Gator in all three of his Lowcountry adventures.
Books by this Artist
Bored Mr. Gator accepts a surprise invitation to vacation on Bull Island. But while he's traveling up the Intracoastal Waterway, Mr. Gator meets Lilly, the loggerhead sea turtle. Intrigued by her talk of the ocean, Mr. Gator follows Lilly to the Atlanticbut—trouble awaits.
Mr. Gator travels from a lake into a saltwater creek, searching for acceptance. Pluff mud and sharp oyster shells are just the beginning of the obstacles he faces during this delightful adventure. The charming illustrations by Ann Marie McKay take readers to the coastal wetlands of the Lowcountry.
A whimsical counting story for young children, Hungry Mr. Gator features Lowcountry animals as characters. Mr. Gator patiently watches the animals around his swampy lake home. Which ones will become his lunch? Watch out for the surprise ending! With watercolor illustrations by Ann Marie McKay.