KAT MANTON-JONES is a self-taught watercolor artist, sketch hiker, and sketchbook journalist. She is a Saguaro Fellow of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, an Artist in Residence at Guadalupe Mountains National Park (2018) and a recipient of the Arts Heritage Fund honoring Janet Tifft (2018-2019). The “Katlas – where art and science meet” series is a combination of sketchbook illustrations, mini-paintings, maps, and musings of life. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and spends time backpacking, hiking, painting, and sketching. She completed the Arizona National Scenic Trail as a section hiker on September 9, 2021.