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The Artist Behind the Wall

Jeffrey Turner Jeffrey Turner

36 pages
WunderMill Publishing Group

“All children are artists.”

~Pablo Picasso

Colette is a small mouse following her heart’s desire to paint. Why wouldn’t she be? She lives behind the walls of a grand Paris museum. She is surrounded by the work of great artists all day. Nothing can stop her from realizing her passion – not even Ruben, the silly museum guard cat – and Colette's favorite model.

As Ruben catnaps Colette practices her favorite works of art painting him. When he discovers he is the subject of Colette’s paintings, he becomes her biggest ally. By sticking to what she loves, and learning from the greats, Colette is growing into the artist she dreams of being. And she just may create more than one furry painter in the museum.

This inspiring and fun book features vibrant illustrations and extra facts at the back, including information and full color photos of famous artworks in the story.

Artists featured:

  • Gustav Klimt
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Andy Warhol
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Johannes Vermeer
  • Henri Matisse


Author Bio

Jeff Turner wanted to be a children’s book author/illustrator from the minute he got his first big box of crayons. After 30 years as an Art Director and Creative Director in NYC, designing fabric collections, magazines , that’s exactly what he did. He’s been coloring outside the lines ever since.

Jeff is the author of an interactive app named I Can Fly and picture books Who Am I? and Who Broke the Vase? among many others.