Kelley Donner

Artist, illustrator, and

children’s book author

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Current Projects


Little Jack Thomson’s Magnificent Brain
Author and Illustrator

I am currently working on the illustrations for my latest children’s book about Jack, his imagination, and his mother’s unconditional love and support. Linocut with watercolor.


Our family has already lived in many places, from Germany to New Zealand. No matter where we are, I always make a linocut or painting as a souvenir to remind me of the places where we have been.

Ball! Ball! Ball!
Author and Illustrator

Ball! Ball! Ball! is an uplifting sensory story about an autistic boy and his obsession with all things round. All illustrations are cut fabric and yarn.


Art with kids

I am very lucky to have three budding artists in my house. Whenever I sit down at the kitchen table with a project I am always joined by at least one of my boys. I love watching them discover their talents and become better artists. At Christmas time we usually make Christmas cards to sell at a local fair. These cards were made by my boys Jonas, 9 and Lukas, 7.

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My artwork

I have loved art since I was little. Although I have always loved to paint, my favorite medium is linocut with its strong black and white edges. I am amazed how it is possible to draw wind with only black and white and to create feelings where there is only emptiness on a page.



Please contact me if you would like more information regarding my children’s books, illustrations and artwork or if you are interested in having me come speak to your school or conference. Many of my linocuts are also available for sale.

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