A headshot of BC SRC artist Meneka Repka
We are excited to share that the 2024 BC Summer Reading Club Artist is Meneka Repka! While we await her formal BC SRC artist page, we just wanted to share a quick bio. Meneka is an incredibly talented Sri Lankan-Canadian illustrator and teacher with a background in art education and curriculum development. Her artwork is filled with playful whimsy and imaginative wonder, perfect for our World of Curiosities theme! When it comes to her inspirations, you can clearly see her love for vintage and traditional illustrations and noted Richard Scarry as one of her favourite picture book authors. Her debut as a children’s picture book illustrator will be hitting shelves in the Fall 2024, so be on the lookout for The Mango Monster written by Derek Mascarenhas! Originally from Calgary, AB, Meneka recently moved to BC and now calls Victoria home. If she wasn’t an artist or a teacher, she would be an ice cream taste tester.
We can’t wait to show you her cabinet of curiosities-inspired artwork for BC SRC 2024, but in the meantime, check out Meneka on Instagram @menekarepka.

Meneka’s Work