Catherine V. Holmes is a visual artist and art instructor. Her work includes everything from album covers and commissioned murals in Florence, Italy to pieces displayed in galleries and juried shows across the U.S. She's also the author of two books: How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students and How to Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions. Catherine has been a professional art teacher for over 15 years. She has developed unique and highly effective teaching techniques while sharing her passion for art with students of all ages. She is heavily influenced by the interests and suggestions of her students. "To see success through the eyes of my students inspires me to be a better teacher and creator of art."