Angela Porter is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and a self-taught artist. She finds inspiration in nature, Romanesque and Gothic architecture, early Celtic art, prehistoric art and monuments, OS maps, satellite images of the Earth, and the universe in all its wondrous glory. Much of her intricate work is abstract with whimsical and imaginative elements, rich with flowing lines that create textured and detailed designs. A special needs science teacher for more than 27 years, Angela relaxes with her art and also by playing the flute and is learning how to play the electric folk harp. She has done more than half a dozen coloring books for Dover Publications, as well as numerous titles for other publishers. She lives in South Wales, Great Britain, with her "crazy" white cat.