Cindy Gainer has a B.F.A. with early childhood and art education certification from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and is a certified Gestalt therapist. She is the coauthor and illustrator of the award-winning books Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids (Bright Ring Publishing) and MathArts: Exploring Math through Art for 3 to 6 Year Olds (Gryphon House). She has taught art to children from grades kindergarten through 12 in Pennsylvania schools, appeared on television, and given numerous workshops to teachers and students as an author/illustrator. Cindy was proprietor of Little Red Schoolhouse, a preschool for four- and five-year-olds, where she was actively involved in teaching young learners and fostering positive child development. Cindy resides in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, with her husband Bill Matrisch and their son August.