Author & Illusrator
"Cathy Summar Flynn, celebrated illustrator, has been called "Brilliant" and "Inspiring" by some of the industry’s top experts. Her illustrations and storytelling have been applauded and promoted across the globe. She has shown a passion for bi-lingual and spiritual growth."
From early childhood, Cathy Summar Flynn has expressed an insatiable desire to read and illustrate. She assumed that every blank canvas was anxiously awaiting her masterpiece.
She cherished her shoebox full of crayons, as well as her priceless collection of children's books that became frayed at the edges over time.
After reading the stories, she would recreate the images. Today her ink pen serves as a tool for both writing and illustration.
Throughout the years, Cathy refined her artistic skills using different mediums and creative outlets producing; murals, logos, tee-shirt designs, and more. In addition, for several years, she owned an art studio where her focus was oil portraitures.
Even when life would blur her focus, she never stopped making notes, writing stories, sketching, and storing away dreams in the safe deposit of her heart.
Fueled by her entrepreneurial spirit, she has overcome the dread disease of "SOMEDAY," which has taken so many creative lives.
Her creative journey has led her to form her own company, High Art Forms, LLC., Cathy has developed a new website, creating a gallery for her treasure trove of products. Her prolific line of products is designed to blend humor and diversity.
This year Cathy ventured into the world of animated children's apps. Her books, The Lonely Little Star, and its Spanish version, La Estrellita Solitaria, will soon be available for your favorite devices.
Valuing their unique abilities to use humor as a life-preserver, Cathy takes her creative inspiration from the beloved illustrator, Mary Engelbreit, and the American humorist, Erma Bombeck.
Following in their footsteps, her work sets out to prove that there are treasures of joy and laughter buried under the clothes to be ironed.
Cathy has always identified with the words from Dr. Seuss's beloved Horton Hears a Who, "I am just a speck in Who-Ville who has a large voice/heart with something to say."
Her goal in life could not be said any better than this by Erma Bombeck, "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'"
It is said that every portrait contains the reflection of the artist.