• Rebecca Harrison Reed is the award-winning illustrator of the popular children’s books “Only Cows Allowed” and “The Train to Maine.” Rebecca holds a BFA in printmaking, an MFA in painting and printmaking, and she studied art at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris in Paris, France. Rebecca received the Silver medal for Best Illustrator in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and the IPPY Bronze medal for Best Children’s Book (“Only Cows Allowed”). Rebecca is also the recipient of the Grand Prize Art Award at the SCBWI New York Conference. Her work was recently featured in The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West 59 exhibit. Rebecca lives with her husband in Annapolis, Maryland. She is represented by Adria Goetz at P.S. Literary Agency. Visit her website at www.rebecca-reed.com and follow her on instagram @rebeccaharrisonreed.


  • My artwork has always been narrative, and it is inspired by my love of a good story. I create my strongest work when I am able to develop a deep passion for the characters, story, and setting in the books I illustrate and write. And I enjoy escaping completely into the worlds I create for my characters. I tend to gravitate toward intelligent stories that are classical, historical, dark, or mysterious, as well as stories with true heart and characters. Humor is also a prevalent element in my work.

    Stylistically, my illustrations are a blend of childlike, slightly stylized feel and soft realism. My artwork is frequently influenced by the works of John Singer Sargent, Edwin Austen Abbey, Rembrandt Van Rijn, and numerous children’s book illustrators. 

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