Chris L Demarest

Chris DemarestChris L. Demarest - Children's Books
Award-winning writer, illustrator, and artist Chris Demarest has been writing and illustrating children’s books for three decades. He is official artist of the U.S. Coast Guard and has traveled as far as the Persian Gulf to document their work. In 2011 he became artist-in-residence at 'The Women in Military Service to America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery', creating a tribute on canvas to the World War II generation. Demarest first visited Bainbridge Island in 2016 as part of a national tour that allowed library patrons to watch him work on his World War II inspired paintings.  It was during this visit that he fell in love with the area and decided to live here. Demarest is actively involved in his new community. Not long ago he entertained Bainbridge firefighters at their annual pancake breakfast with his popular Firefighters A to Z (NY Times Best Book, 2000). Other children favorites among his books are The Cowboy ABC (2001), Plane(1995), Bus (1996), and My Blue Boat (2014).