Joan Waites is an award-winning author-illustrator with more than 45 titles published for the children?s trade and educational markets, including A Colorful Tail: Finding Monet at Giverny and A Purr-fect Painting: Matisse?s Other Great Cat. A former adjunct faculty member of the Corcoran Museum?s school of art and design for their aspiring-artists programs, she continues to teach art for children and adults. Joan is a member of the Children?s Book Guild of Washington, DC, and the National Art Educators Association and previously served as the Mid-Atlantic SCBWI illustrator coordinator. Visit her at or follow her on Instagram at @joanwaites.?

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