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Hi!  I am an artist / illustrator based in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  I work in a variety of media but primarily pencil, gouache and digital.  Currently I am focusing on children's book illustration and plein air / portrait painting from life.                       

Inquiries for picture books: Mike Hoogland -

All other inquiries:

Exhibitions and Plein Air Events

  • Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, Montgomery, NY, October 10 - 14, 2018 (upcoming)
  • Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 14 - 17, 2018
  • Paul Smith's VIC Paint-Out, Saranac Lake, NY, August 2017
  • Finger Lakes Community Paint-Out, Canandaigua, NY, June 10, 2017, 3rd Place
  • Eastern Frontier Artist Residency, Norton Island, ME, July 2016
  • Yates County Arts Council Annual Juried Show: Painting, Penn Yan, NY, 2015                                                                                          
  • Main Street Arts Small Works Juried Show: Painting, Clifton Springs, NY, 2015                                                                                               
  • Shakespeare and Friends, Bundy Museum of History and Art, Binghamton, NY, 2015                                                                           
  • Illustrator Show, Artist Resource Centre, Toronto, Canada, 2015                                                                                                              
  • Character Studies, Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY, 2014                                                                                                                               


  • 805 Literary Magazine, 2017: “Chris” (illustration)                                                                                                                                      
  • Children and Libraries, 2016: Text Optional: Visual Storytelling with Wordless Picture Books (text)                                        
  • CALYX Journal, 2016: “The Wild Swans,” “Magical Mustache” (illustration)                                                                                      
  • Sandy River Review, 2015: “1890” (illustration)                                                                                                                                               
  • Park Slope Reader, 2015: “Cafe Pig” (illustration)     


          Bachelor of Humanities and Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon