Joan Power (illustrator)

Joan has had a keen interest in art since early childhood but, being from a large family in tough economic times, she was never afforded the opportunity to pursue this passion.
After school, she moved to Ontario where she married and started a family. In 1985, she returned to Cape Breton and began painting in earnest. Her work includes painting in oil, acrylic and water color and can be found in many homes throughout the Maritimes, Quebec and Ontario as well as the Eastern U.S .
When the opportunity to illustrate this book was presented, she accepted without hesitation. Not only does she feel it is an honour to contribute to such a worthwhile cause, but this will also leave a legacy for her own grandchildren, who were the inspiration for the characters in her illustrations.