"Children are the only future we have.
Love them, protect them and cherish them. They are miracles, each and every one"
I live in a small town west of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I have had a very rewarding and fun-filled career working in Children's Services in public and school libraries, as well as, teaching reluctant readers. Being involved with children and children's literature has been a wonderful journey of learning. You will often find me sitting on the floor in the children's area of a library or bookstore absorbing the magic. My own collection of children's literature is a constant source of delight I share with students and my eleven grandchildren.
Fine Artist & Illustrator www.karenthompson.ca
For the past 35 years Karen Thompson has worked as a professional artist and educator. Between years of teaching she attended York University for Printmaking and the Ontario College of Art to study colour, experimental arts, and airbrush design. She has had art shows at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Paul Giovis Gallery in Oshawa, the OSSTF Gallery in Toronto, the Jane Mallett Theatre at the St. Lawrence Theatre as well as at the Here and Now Gallery. Karen’s work is in the collections of several members of the entertainment community: Michael Burgess, Louise Pitre, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, and the late John Candy.