Katherine Dunn

Katherine Duun is an artist and writer living on Apifera Farm, a magical place where art and animals collide. There donkeys host pie parties, old goats commune with pigs and sheep... and a puppet is learning Italian. She also shares her studio space with a senior one eyed pug and two chocolates labs. She's lost track on the cat count. Katherine began her art career in Minneapolis where she illustrated for clients such as Target, Neiman Marcus, Hallmark, Gourmet, and Wall St. Journal. Her work has received awards from Communication Arts, Print, American Illustration and Society of Illustrators. But writing has always been a passion too and when she moved to her farm in 2004 in rural Oregon, she was surrounded by new animal characters with stories popping up all around her. Katherine also adopts old and needy animals from geese to goats to donkeys. She also hosts a giant Pino Pie Party with her donkey every year where funds are raised for helping senior animals in need. Her ever popular blog highlights her conversations with chickens and the loving cast of characters in her barnyard. Her first book, "Creative Illustration Workshop" [2010] was named third on the Top Ten Art Books by the US Amazon editors. She also is writing short pieces on Huffington Post. Her paintings are showcased on Sundance. She works in acrylic mixed with pencil, pastel and found papers and fabric. Her illustration and paintings can be seen at www.katherinedunn.us and you can read about her life as artist and farmer at www.apiferafarm.blogspot.com