From Baltimore County Public Library:
Charlotte Demi Hunt Huang was born in Cambridge Massachusetts and began drawing at an early age. By the age of two she was already drawing on walls and other surfaces. Her mother was a well known artist who mainly worked in watercolors. Demi loved the art studio with its paint smells, the beautiful watercolors, the brushes, paper, canvas and board. Her father was an architect and also had connections to the theater. Demi and her family enjoyed the arts and having friends that were artists.You can read more about her at Demi Biography, too. Now for her illustrations. What you miss most in the translation of these to digital images is the overlaid gold leaf on many of the illustrations. So where you see gold, imagine a richer, fuller body to the color.
At the Instituto Allende in Mexico Demi studied murals, weaving, ceramics, painting and drawing. From there she went to Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles. A Fullbright scholarship took her to India. After returning to the United States she published the first of many books, a collection of East Indian Folk Tales.
Demi is married to Tze-si Jesse Huang, and has listened to him tell the folk tales and fables that he had heard as a child. The Empty Pot and The Magic Boat are two of her books that came about through his retelling.
Other books illustrated by Demi: