Multimedia artist, writer and naturalist Cathy Johnson has been drawing and painting all her life. She is the author and illustrator of over thirty books, many for North Light. Johnson has worked at Hallmark and has owned her own ad agency. A contributing editor to TAM and Watercolor Magic, she was a staff naturalist and contributing editor for Country Living; and has written for Artist's Sketchbook, Sports Afield, Early American Life, Science Digest, Harrowsmith, Mother Earth News, Sierra Magazine and others. She's published books and a newsletter on living history. Author of The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature and The Sierra Club Guide to Painting in Nature, she's taught sketching and painting for the Sierra Club, Missouri Dept. of Conservation and other nature centers, as well as in person workshops across the nation. She now reaches worldwide with online workshop instruction. Her art is in private and corporate collections. She maintains relationships with popular art authors including Brenda Swenson, Nita Leland, Danny Gregory and more.