Topic: The Science Beneath the Sketch

Kim Doner is an award-winning children’s book writer and illustrator, including two New York Times bestsellers. A self-proclaimed chameleon, the story behind the subject dictates the medium Doner uses, whether it’s watercolor, ink, markers or oils. She uses experimentation in her artistic process to add excitement and boldness. Doner shares her creativity with others when she visits schools, speaks in libraries, and conducts workshops. She has taught in colleges and at the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. Her illustrations have traveled internationally and sold in galleries. Doner makes a point of taking playfulness seriously. For instance, when she needed a live model for a buffalo character, she invited one into her home for a photo session.

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