Nancy Carlson
BFA in Printmaking
Author and Illustrator

Nancy Carlson has written and illustrated over sixty picture books. Each of her stories helps young readers deal with life's little problems while teaching the basic values of honesty, determination, and self-confidence. Readers and book reviewers alike are charmed by her bright colored pencil drawings that perfectly capture the happy-go-lucky spirit of her characters.

In most of her books and nine-stage plays, Carlson uses well-placed humor in words and pictures to tickle the funny bone of children and their parents. Humorous childhood experiences from her own life and from the escapades of her three children provide themes for stories. Most of her books feature animal characters that show the funny side of people.

In addition to writing and illustrating children's books, Carlson designs posters, tee shirts, greeting cards, and other specialty items. She also exhibits her artwork in various galleries and museums. Carlson lives in Minneapolis and has three children and a granddaughter.

"From a very young age, I began creating characters and telling stories through my drawings. I always had the need to communicate something through my art."

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