KC is an honors graduate from the School of Arts in Eugene, Oregon, where she majored in Illustration. She was an art instructor for 17 years at both Lane and Linn Benton Community Colleges. Her fine arts career began in Western Fine Art where she has won several prestigious Western Art awards, like the Snaffle Bit and Pioneer awards.
In 2007, KC had the opportunity to illustrate two children's books for
Guardian Angel Publishing; The ChristmasAngelandThe Magic Violin. They started her on her way towards a new career as an illustrator for Guardian Angel Publishing..
KC uses a variety of styles from the simple comic to the detailed realistic, something not many illustrators can do. Her illustrations have won numerous literary awards. Many of her original illustrations are hanging in the Children's Museum of Illustrated Books in St. Louis, Missouri.
KC lives in Redmond. Oregon with her husband, Fred. Between her illustration contracts, she still manages to produce 1 or 2 Western Art pieces and is working on a bronze. She is inspired by her grandchildren and the history and natural beauty of the Oregon Cascade Mountains and High Desert. (SEE UP-COMING EVENTS, GO TO "UPDATES...")
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