• I am an award-winning illustrator and have had my art used in fields as diverse as children’s picture books (my favorite!); fine art prints; real-estate advertising; hospital communications and children’s literacy education, among others. My illustrations have been used in picture books, newspapers, magazines, etc…as well as on the Internet. My primary focus and first love is creating whimsical art for children.

    Other websites where my artwork can be found:
    – www.gretchenkdeahl.com/
    – www.linkedin.com/in/gretchendeahl
    – www.etsy.com/shop/gretchendeahl
    – www.etsy.com/shop/wheremonstersmeet
    – www.behance.net/gkdeahl


  • My passion and joy is Illustration – creating art for children’s picture books, in particular. From a courageous, adventure-seeking little bird in Africa, to a little girl who heads off on an imaginary picnic through the Amazon jungle — their stories are my delight!

    I specialize in works on paper using rich textures, pattern and color — creating drama and interest through character, composition and humor. While watercolor, colored pencil and pen/ink are my preferred mediums, I also employ my digital tools (i.e. Photoshop)  to further expand my palette and offer a greater range of creativity.

    Thank you for visiting my professional portfolio. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I love what I do and would be overjoyed to answer questions and/or discuss your projects.

    Most sincerely,
    Gretchen :-)

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