Enjoy exploring my world of Childrens Books and Illustrations...

(All illustrations displayed below are from childrens books that were written and illustrated by ME:)

The magical world of childrens books is a wonderful place to reside.  There is a peaseful, playfulness about it that I love.   Creating a story is much like creating a painting, each one is a unique experssion of insperation all its own. Some of my illustrations live happily in their childrens book forever.  They contently coexist with the words on their page,  together telling a story.  However, some illustrations have called out to me and insisted on being turned into a canvas painting aswell.  Often it is hard for me to tell if a painting inspired a story, or if a story idea inspired a painting.  

 

 

 

View From Below.._edited.

View From Below.._edited.

Acrylic Paint on Illustration Board

Whale Tail

Whale Tail

Marker on Illustration Board

Delicate Flowers in the Sun

Delicate Flowers in the Sun

Oil Pastel on Paper

Sea Mist

Sea Mist

Oil Pastel on Paper

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Oil Paint on Canvas

Pink Hydrangea Closeup

Pink Hydrangea Closeup

Firework

Firework

Oil Pastel on paper

Sunflower and Turtle

Sunflower and Turtle

Oil Pastel on Paper

Hydrangea Closeup

Hydrangea Closeup

Oil Pastel and Acrylic Paint on Paper

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Acrylic Paint on Illustration Board

Popcorn Clouds

Popcorn Clouds

Acrylic Paint on Bristol Board

Beach Umbrella

Beach Umbrella

Circumference

Circumference

Acrylic Paint on Illustration Board

Cherry on Top

Cherry on Top

Colored Pencil and Marker on Bristol Board

Blue Mermaid Sketch

Blue Mermaid Sketch

Marker on Bristol Board

Beta Fishy

Beta Fishy

Watercolor on paper

Two Pine cones

Two Pine cones

Pen and Ink Sketch on Paper

Queen Splash (pre sketch)

Queen Splash (pre sketch)

Marker on paper

Beach Picnic

Beach Picnic

Acrylic Paint on Illustration Board

Sea Pony (sketch)

Sea Pony (sketch)

Marker on Paper

Yellow Sun Rise

Yellow Sun Rise

Oil Pastel on Paper

Abstract Shell

Abstract Shell

Marker on Paper

Palm Tree Beach

Palm Tree Beach

Pink Cupcake

Pink Cupcake

Colored Pencil on Paper

Green Bamboo on Pink

Green Bamboo on Pink

Acrylic on Illustration Board

Bashful Sea Pony

Bashful Sea Pony

Colored Pencil and Marker on Paper

Sea Life, Green and Pink

Sea Life, Green and Pink

Marker on Bristol Board

Beach Day Sketch

Beach Day Sketch

Pencil on Paper

Rainbow Dolphin Sketch

Rainbow Dolphin Sketch

Crayon on Paper

Hills and Mountains

Hills and Mountains

Oil Pastel on Paper

One Starfish, and One Sand Dollar

One Starfish, and One Sand Dollar

Crayon and Watercolor on Watercolor Paper

Washed Up

Washed Up

Crayon and Watercolor on Watercolor Paper

Blue Bamboo

Blue Bamboo

Acrylic Paint on Paper

Rainbow Whale (color Sketch)

Rainbow Whale (color Sketch)

Crayon and Watercolor on Paper

Surfer

Surfer

Crayon and Acrylic Paint on Paper

Surfboard

Surfboard

Crayon and Watercolor on Paper

Impasto Sky

Impasto Sky

Acrylic Paint over Oil Pastel on Paper

Thumbprint  Waves (Bright)

Thumbprint Waves (Bright)

Acrylic Paint on Illustration Board

Thumbprint Waves

Thumbprint Waves

Acrylic Paint on Illustration Board

Pink Sky Sunrise

Pink Sky Sunrise

Watercolor on Watercolor Paper

Pink Mountain Sunrise

Pink Mountain Sunrise

Oil Pastel on Paper

Swirly Blue

Swirly Blue

Acrylic Paint over Crayon

Orange Sky Sunrise

Orange Sky Sunrise

Watercolor on Watercolor Paper

Single Thumbprint Wave

Single Thumbprint Wave

Marker and Watercolor on Paper

KAPOW!

KAPOW!

Dancing Palm Trees

Dancing Palm Trees

Oil Pastel on Paper

Impressionistic Flower

Impressionistic Flower

Watercolor on Paper

Cressent Moon in a Swirly Blue Sky

Cressent Moon in a Swirly Blue Sky

Shinning Through...

Shinning Through...

Watercolor on Watercolor Paper

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Birthday Party

Birthday Party

Floating Flowers

Floating Flowers

Colorful Cupcake

Colorful Cupcake

Marker and Acrylic Paint on Illustration Board

They Swam On...

They Swam On...

Marker on Illustration Board

Turtle  Exploring the  Beach

Turtle Exploring the Beach

Watercolor on Watercolor Paper

Cherry Blossom Tree

Cherry Blossom Tree

Marker on Bristol Board

For the Trees

For the Trees

Oil Pastel on Paper

Hand Patterns

Hand Patterns

Spooky Tree

Spooky Tree

Acrylic Paint on Paper

Full Moon Rising

Full Moon Rising

Full Moon Tree

Full Moon Tree

Acrylic Paint on Illustration Board