Karen Busch Holman


Publications Designed and/or Illustrated

    The Wisdom of Small Farms,  by John Carroll

    Conserving the Family Farm, a UNH publication

    Pastures of Plenty, by John Carroll

    Preserving Old Barns, by John Porter

    Dairy Book, by John Porter

Children’s Books Illustrated 2001-2022

    A Cat’s Christmas Tale, By Peter Arenstam

    The Tales of Tickety Boo Book Series - 3 baby books, By Lucy Bermingham

    The Tales of Tickety Book Mythological Creatures Series - 2 Books, By Lucy Bermingham

    Tickety Boo’s Excellent Adventure, By Lucy Bermingham

    Bodacious Bo’s Barn Bash, By Katrina Trimble

    Journey to a Forever Home, By Melinda Shofner

    Parsley, by Ann Lewin-Benham

    The Rudy Book Series, by Diane Robbins Jones    

    Badger and Fox, by Edward Zlotkowski

    The Mighty Mastiff of the Mayflower, by Peter Arenstam

    G is for Granite, A New Hampshire Alphabet, by Marie Harris

    Primary Number, A New Hampshire Counting Book, by Marie Harris

    Mitt The Michigan Mouse, by Kathy-jo Wargin

    Minn from Minnesota, by Kathy-jo Wargin

    Mitt and Mitt at the Wisconsin Cheese Jamboree, by Kathy-jo Wargin

    Mitt and Minn’s Illinois Adventure, by Kathy-jo Wargin

    Nicholas, A Massachusetts Tale, by Peter Arenstam

    Nicholas, A Maine Tale, by Peter Arenstam

    Nicholas, A New Hampshire Tale, by Peter Arenstam

    Nicholas, A Vermont Tale, by Peter Arenstam

    P is for Passport, by David Scillian - Illustrated the letter “E”

Miscellaneous Commissions

    Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH, Wall and Ceilings Murals for the Primary Place space

    Illustrations for the New Hampshire Folk Art Website

    Coin Design for a limited edition silver coin for Concord, NH

Awards, Exhibitions, Grants, Memberships

    National award for design and content of Preserving Old barns, By John Porter

    New England Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition, Duxbury, Massachusetts - 2009

    Artwork selected for the New Hampshire Heirloom Birth Certificate - 2003

    Solo Exhibition - New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH - 1999

    Northeast Watercolor Society National Juried Exhibition - 1991

    New Jersey Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition - 1991

    National Design Student Grant Fellowship

    Ford Foundation Grant for Excellence in Studio Art

    Member of the New Hampshire Art Association

    NH Art Association Juried Exhibition - 1997, 2016

    National Equine Academy Juried Exhibition, Kentucky - 2015

    New Jersey Equine Academy Juried Exhibition, Basking Ridge, NJ - 2016

    Northeast Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition - 1991

    Garden State Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition - 1992


BFA Design     University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts    

Lecturer on illustrating books to audiences ranging from 25-500.    

Visiting Illustrator art program to more than 15,000 students over the past 22 years as a children’s book illustrator. 

Guest lecturer at Colby Sawyer College

Guest lecturer at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH

Come and see some of Karen’s fine art at The Christmas Dove in Barrington, NH