Mark Thurman is best known as a children's author/illustrator. He has written and illustrated sixteen books and designed and illustrated more than twenty-five books for other authors. As an author/illustrator, Mark has toured Canada extensively, sharing his stories and ideas with children and teacherrs in hundreds of schools. As a gallery artist his primary focus has been the human figure and portraits. He works in several different styles—realistic, impressionistic and the symbolic—according to the requirements and mood of the subject matter.