Katherine Gibson an accomplished author and keynote speaker. Her work has been nominated for a number of awards and translated into several languages. She has appeared on television and radio shows throughout North America. In addition to writing books, and numerous magazine and newspaper articles, she has written the stage production, “The World’s Greatest Letters in Words & Music." Katherine also accepts commissions for memoirs, biographies and company histories.
In her first book for young readers, Katherine Gibson, with co-author Margriet Rurrs, traces the life and career of Ted Harrison and the influences that led his unique artistic style. This stunning book is filled with full-color images of his vivid art and features a foreword by Ted Harrison. It has been nominated for several awards included the prestigious TD Children’s Book Award.
“An outstanding, well-organized biography… A joy to look at and an inspiration to read.” - School Library Journal
“Seldom does an artist’s biography for children offer so many beautiful reproductions of the subject’s work. - Booklist
“This outstanding biography does more than just inform the reader of Ted Harrison’s life in a well organized way. A Brush Full of Colour is indicative of the spirit and passion of its subject…Highly Recommended.” - CM Magazine
“This inspirational and informative biography includes many stunning examples of Harrison’s luminous artwork as well as resources, sources and a foreword written by the artist himself…” - Canadian Children’s Book News
Hard Cover | 40 pages | 9.76 x 11.3 x 0.39 in
Katherine worked with Ted Harrison for four years to bring together the story of this life now available in Ted Harrison: Painting Paradise and, for young readers, A Brush Full of Colour. This book celebrates the interminable optimism and courageous artistic style of this gentle, determined man. It explores his personal journey and artistic ascent with a riveting, skillfully crafted narrative, highlighted by 78 personal photographs and rare images of his work. This exquisitely produced book, printed on archival-quality Rainforest Allicance Certified paper, is in full-colour and proclaimed by Ted Harrison to be “a masterpiece in publishing.” The book is based on more than four years of intensive interviews with the artist, his colleagues, and his critics. It also includes details discovered in letters, diaries, private papers, and in archived resources.
A large and devoted audience, national and international, continues to collect Harrison’s work. This large, brightly coloured book will be enjoyed on coffee tables in the many houses whose treasures include one of Ted Harrison’s paintings or prints. - Northern Review
This biography of renowned artist Ted Harrison is itself a work of art. It is also a treasure house of little known details, sketches, and anecdotes. "Ted arrived hot, sweaty and covered in road dust to be greeted with disdain by an exceedingly regimental-minded sergeant major" is only one example of the wonderful writing contained within. A must for every library! - Edmonton Public School Board
Piece-by-piece, interview-by-interview, and layer-by-layer, Gibson painstakingly assembled the portrait (of Ted Harrison). - Real Estate Weekly - Alberta
Soft Cover | 260 pages | 1.86 x 1.86 x .27 in
This book challenges the chaos that churns in our society with gentle suggestions to inject moments of fun, adventure and self-care into our lives. Pause will convince you that life dramatically improves when we replace meaningless activities, back-to-back commitments and unfulfilling obligations with activities that give life zest. Through sparkling anecdotes and solid research, this book calms our physical, emotional and spiritual angst with practical and inspirational down-home wisdom.
Katherine Gibson provides the means to step back from the fray (even if it’s only for five minutes). Through sparkling anecdotes and solid research, Katherine Gibson gives readers a wealth of suggestions and ideas for mini-breaks that will help nourish body and soul. Your Workplace.ca
Soft cover | 240 pages | 9 x 6 x 0.54 in
This book by Katherine Gibson does more than tackle the clutter we see—a messy desk, junk under the bed, stuff in closets or jammed in the attic. In short, coffee-break length chapters, Unclutter Your Life exposes the unseen obstacles that pack the mental and emotional in-basket of life. This book will show how our creative potential is unleashed when we attack visible and invisible clutter with action, clarity, and a good spring cleaning.
As one of those people who will never handle a piece of paper just once, I can wholeheartedly recommend this book. Not just a book about cleaning out your closet and organizing your "stuff", this is a more philosophical look at how we clutter up our lives with physical stuff, "invasive technology, information anxiety, nuisance noise, deadlines, decisions and an overload of expectations." – Good Reads
Katherine Gibson writes a book that is sorely needed in today’s hurry-up, pile-it-on culture. She provides wisdom in helping us create space and time for what really matters in life. Brigham Young University
Soft Cover | 224 pages | 9 x 6 x 0.5 in