Karon Argue lives in High River, in the western prairie province of Alberta.
She says she’s been drawing ever since she can remember, and as a graphic artist and illustrator, always has a pencil in hand and images in her mind.
She is known primarily now as an illustrator of children’s books, but unlike many artists who draw simple images for childrens books, her work although light and whimsical, is also highly detailed. Karon says that’s become a bit of a trademark.
More than that however, Karon is virtually blind. But you would never suspect either of these setbacks fromlooking the detailed quality of her work, nor from the lighthearted whimsy of the characters she creates.
I hope you’ll enjoy my conversation with Alberta artist Karon Argue.Listen