Kathleen Kemly has wanted to illustrate children’s books since she was in third grade.
She grew up in Michigan and studied illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York. Illustrator of many award winning books, Kathleen works in pastels, oils and pencil. She has exhibited her pastel paintings in Seattle. Kathleen has worked with children as an artist in residence for middle school students. She enjoys visiting schools and talking to children about illustration and creating characters. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a recipient of the Seattle Arts Council Arts in Education Grant. Kathleen also works with Page Ahead, an organization that promotes literacy to kids in Washington State.
Kathleen now lives in Seattle with her husband and two grown sons, nearby. They like to hike in the mountains, ski and be outside as much as possible.
Her beloved menagerie of pets includes a sweet Mexican mutt, fat tabby cat and a lovely flock of chickens.
Benjamin Brown and the Great Steamboat Race by Shirley Jordan (Millbrook Press)
A Mother’s Song by Janet Lawler (Sterling Publishing Co.)
Inside the Human Body by Dr. Aaron Bruhn, MD (Sterling Publishing Co.)
Golden Delicious: A Cinderella Apple Story by Anna Egan Smucker (Albert Whitman & Co.)
You Can’t Do that, Amelia! by Kimberly Wagner Klier (Boyds Mills Press)
Shannon and the World’s Tallest Leprechaun by Sean Callahan (Albert Whitman & Co.)
A Fishing Surprise by Rae A. McDonald (NorthWord Books)
God Made It for You! by Charles Lehmann (Concordia Publishing House)
Kelly’s Great Day by Dawn Bentley (Hand Print Books)
What Do You See When You See Me? by Jeannie St. John Taylor (Cook Communications)
Molly, By Golly! by Dianne Ochiltree (Boyd's Mill Press)
Magazines: Highlights for Children
Cricket Magazine Group