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Orchard Books

Stand Up! 10 Women Who Made A Change

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Cathy Ann Johnson's paintings for the picture book Stand Up! 10 Mighty Women Who Made a Change (Orchard Books) by Brittney Cooper are on exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University through February 12, 2023.

Cathy Ann Johnson

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Painted Words, Inc
Suite 24
NEW YORK, NY 10025
United States

illustration of Portrait of Nina Simone in rich pastel colors, black icon, bipoc
illustration of Black line with splashes of color and floral background, stylized image of woman, bipoc
illustration of Inky stylized image of bird in black and white
illustration of Black line drawing of bottles on splashy color background
illustration of Black Woman in white holding baby with two children in foreground and white dove on pink background, bipoc


Cathy Ann Johnson received her BFA from Columbus College of Arts and Design. She spent several years at Hallmark Greeting Cards, where she honed her skills crafting emotional content that speaks to children. Her ability to work in a range of styles merited her a position in Hallmark’s Center of Excellence. Cathy Ann loves connecting words to pictures, and her whimsical and lyrical style focuses on layouts that echo a child’s perspective. Her work has appeared in children’s books, magazines, posters, home décor, gifts and more. She currently works from a small Crayola box located in Downtown Decatur, Georgia, as well as a satellite studio in Rome, Italy. In her spare time, Cathy Ann, her husband and cute doggie, enjoy roaming Rome, chasing castles in medieval towns and enjoying history and the arts.


Digital, Figurative, Line, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Floral


Animals, Celebrities, Children, Editorial, Family, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Greeting Cards, Icons, Music, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Still Life, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Feminine, Ethnic, Environmental, Logos