ABOUT CATHY MORRISON

  • Cathy Morrison is a children’s book illustrator passionate
    about nature, science, and the environment. Combining her degrees in fine arts
    and education along with her background in animation and graphic design she now
    researches and illustrates “creative nonfiction” picture books that
    read as a story while being based on facts.

     

    Cathy is also a member of  The National Science Teacher’s Association, PictureBook Artists Association (www.picturebookartists.org)
    and International League of Conservation Writers (www.ilcwriters.org/). Cathy enjoys
    hikes and gardening in the foothills of northern Colorado. She’s forever
    experimenting with a variety of vegetables, native perennials, and high
    altitude xeriscaping. Also, she loves volunteering for the education department
    at the Fort Collins museum of Discovery (fcmod.org). She especially enjoys
    being a part of Storytime in the Dome and a docent in the historical Culture in
    the Courtyard program.

     

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I’m a children’s book illustrator passionate about nature, science and the environment. Many of the books I illustrate are classified as “creative nonfiction”. They read as a story, but are based on facts. These books engage the reader while giving them tools to learn more. In the back of these books we include additional information, fun facts, activities and websites so the reader is able to explore further. It’s a great way for kids to connect to nature and turn kids’ curiosity into knowledge. I love researching and illustrating these books.