Hello! My name is Jennifer Doehring Thomas.
I'm part German and part Native American.
I'm a pre-published author-illustrator of children's picture books.
I received my fine art degree from the University of California- Irvine, and I own an art studio called Palette Passions, at which I teach painting and drawing to students of all ages.
I show my work in galleries locally as well as online, and I've sold paintings in more than five countries.
I have a passion for travel. I love learning about other cultures and how that learning builds character. I believe every person should step out of their comfort zone and experience a different side of our beautiful planet. I've traveled to over twenty-five countries and have loved every single one of them.
I'm obsessed with nature. I could live out in the woods and be perfectly happy. Backpacking is one of my favorite things to do and its peaceful powers stimulate all of my creative energy.
In both my writing and illustrating, I strive to bring a sarcastic humor to my characters throughout each picture book I create. Having dealt with many personal struggles in my life; I've successfully come through the other side by using that humor.
I believe that through this type of writing- along with funny, heartfelt, and whimsical illustrations, I can connect with both children and adults alike.
I'm a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).