Maintaining Connections and Navigating Life’s Challenges with Art
By: Katarina & Roar Thorsen
Without art we do not die
Without art we do not live
Drawn Together is a delightful father-daughter journey, beautifully illustrated with Roar Thorsen’s drawings. Roar’s art is the result of encouragement and facilitation provided by his daughter, Katarina, to help him rebuild connections with the world after a debilitating stroke. Families, caregivers, therapists and service providers are encouraged to use the book to connect with a family member, a patient, or a client. Readers will be inspired to awaken to their own gifts and to facilitate expression in others.
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Katarina’s & Roar’s Biography
Before his retirement, Roar Thorsen had a rich career in the forest industry as a mechanical engineer, specializing in design and consulting in Canada and throughout Scandinavia. An artist since childhood, Roar’s preferred medium is cartooning. He was his daughter’s first art teacher. Katarina Thorsen’s artwork can be found in international collections and her media include drawing, painting, street art, journaling, and crafts. She is currently working on a graphic novel based on her research into a historical Vancouver murder mystery. Katarina works on the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, BC, Canada, as an art therapist and youth coordinator. She is passionate about the therapeutic power of art.