Kelley Donner

Artist, illustrator, and

children’s book author

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Current Projects
 

 

Little Jack Thomson’s Magnicent Brain
Author and Ilustrator

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.

Memories
1997-2018

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 a story inspired by my son about a boy and his obsession with all things round.

 
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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.

 
 
 
 

Contact

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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