Luanne Marten doesn’t just sit at home painting pretty pictures…well, okay, she does.

She creates beautiful art for products like paper goods, stationery, textiles, home décor, and fine art. In addition to licensed work, she has illustrated nearly 40 children’s books for educational and trade publishers as well as many children’s magazine pieces. She has degrees in Illustration, Graphic Design, and Social Work and spent her sophomore college year in England.

When she isn’t using brush and palette, she likes to reupholster furniture, sew curtains, read thrillers, browse estate sales, plan future travels and revive sad midcentury furniture.

Fun Facts:

  • She fondly remembers her pet pig named Frank but currently has no pigs at her Kansas City, Missouri, USA home.
  • She’s the mother of four grown sons.
  • Favorite color: The Color Formerly Known as Aqua.