Award winning and New York Times reviewed author and illustrator Karel Hayes has participated in solo, juried and invitational exhibitions throughout the United States. She has written and illustrated seven picture books and has illustrated over twenty-five books, six of them with her son and fellow artist John Gorey.
Her paintings have been shown at the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, the Fine Arts Center in Taos, New Mexico, and in New York City at the Salmagundi Club, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the National Arts Club, the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts Sales Gallery and in many other galleries throughout the U.S.
Her popular “Visitor” Series, published by Down East Books, includes
The Spring Visitors (2018)
The Winter Visitors
The Summer Visitors
The Autumn Visitors
The Christmas Visitors