Chris Babcock and her daughter Mookie in Bolinas, California, 2005


Chris Babcock is a published children’s book author, illustrator, professional portrait painter, art instructor and mom to her daughter Mookie.  

In 1991 while attending The School of Visual Arts in New York City, Chris sold a children’s book she wrote called No Moon, No Milk! to Random House and Scholastic. 

From it’s 1993 international publication to present day, Chris Babcock’s No Moon, No Milk! (RANDOM HOUSE/SCHOLASTIC) has sold over a million copies.

No Moon, No Milk! was named one of the top ten children’s books of the year by the New York Times, USA Today, and People Magazine.

In 1996, Chris used the royalties she earned from No Moon, No Milk! to fund her painting and drawing instruction and commissioned portrait businesses. 

From 1996 to 2009, Chris developed and practiced her own style of technical and creative drawing and painting lessons at the following schools:

Pioneer Montessori, Sun Valley, Idaho

Rio Grande School, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

The French American International School, San Francisco 

Convent and Stuart Hall Sacred Heart Schools, San Francisco 

St. Joseph’s Sacred Heart School, Atherton, CA. 

Marin Montessori, Corte Madera, CA 

Ross School in Ross, CA. 

Through word of mouth from her art students’ parents, Chris Babcock’s custom portraits of children and families now sell all over the United States and Canada. 

In 2009 when her daughter Mookie turned 9, Chris decided it was time to open her own art school in San Francisco. Here at Chris Babcock Art, she and her team of teachers use a combination of soothing humor and loving encouragement to teach students ages 4 and up how to draw and paint modern masterpieces, contemporary art and their own original drawings and paintings using the finest professional grade acrylics on museum quality papers.