Joan Waites is an award-winning author-illustrator with more than 45 titles published for the children’s trade and educational markets, including A Bone for Bo: Painting with Georgia O'Keeffe and A Purr-fect Painting: Matisse’s Other Great Cat. A former adjunct faculty member of the Corcoran Museum's school of art and design for their aspiring artists programs, she continues to teach art for children and adults. Joan is a member of the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C., the National Art Educators Association, and previously served as the Mid-Atlantic SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator. Visit her at or follow her on Instagram at @joanwaites.​


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