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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.

Picture book inquiries write to Mike Hoogland at All other inquiries or just to say hello, write to

Exhibitions and Plein Air Events

  • Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, Montgomery, NY, October 10 - 14, 2018, 2nd Place Quick Draw

  • 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