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Deeter, Catherine

Much of Catherine Deeter's artwork reflects the beauty, joy and charm of the world of nature (in all its life forms), elegantly stylized - often with touches of whimsy, humor or absurdity

Heiner, Joe & Kathy

In 1964 Kathryn (Kathy) Hughes sat next to me (Joe Heiner) in our sixth grade classroom at Ensign Elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah. While quietly sitting at her desk, Kathy was struck by a ruler hurled at me (I ducked) by our teacher, Mr. Anderson. We became close friends. After the eighth grade, my family moved to Montreal, P.Q. Canada. It was a long time till I saw Kathy again. Kathy's family stayed in Salt Lake City where Kathy later attended East High School. Kathy married, moved to San Francisco and had one son, Michael. After returning to Salt Lake City, Kathy graduated Cum Laude from University of Utah with a BS degree in Social Sciences. She taught nursery school for two years, became a single parent and a secretary for Architects and Planners in Salt Lake City. I attended Beaconsfield High School near Montreal, studied art and photography at Brigham Young University, and Art Center College of Design, married and had two children. I assisted commercial photographers Ed Goldstien and Carl Furuta. I also assisted David Willardson, illustrator, shooting detailed 4X5 photo reference for his airbrush illustrations. Willardson taught me airbrush techniques and helped develop an airbrush / photographic illustration style. My first portfolio of ten photo / illustrations quickly generated assignments from movie studios, advertising agencies, magazines and recording companies. With the help of the same great reps who represented Willardson, assignments came from across the country. This afforded a move back to Utah. Work went well from Utah and I became a single parent. Fifteen years after sitting by Kathy in sixth grade, she married me. We now have five children (combined) and work together in our studio in Alpine, Utah. Our studio continues to create realistic photo / illustration for clients across the country. Kathy is studio manager and stylist. I am photographer / computer illustrator. Early works were a combination of airbrush and silk screen on photographic prints. Current work is digital, a merging of digital photography and computer illustration. We have received numerous awards including The One Show Gold Award and our work is represented in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Clients include: Lucasfilm, Salisbury Communications, ABC records, Y&R, Foote Cone & Belding, Satchi & Satchi, Merck, McDonalds and Coca Cola. I hope you enjoy our work. Joe Heiner Joe and Kathy Heiner Studio

Bonilla, Raymond

Raymond Bonilla graduated from the State University in New York at Fredonia in 2005 with a degree in New Media and Illustration. He continued his studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he completed his Masters of Fine Art in 2009. He was awarded Best in Show in the Great Lakes Emerging Artist Competition, was a finalist in the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition,and has been awarded Gold Meals in advertising from both Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. He currently lives in Buffalo, New York where he spends his time painting and teaching part-time at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Hess Design Works

Award winning Illustration, Graphic Design and Stock Illustration of Richard and Mark Hess

Huerta, Catherine

Painterly, Realism, Nature, Childrens_Book, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Digital, Portraits, Adventure, Native Americans, Editorial, Conceptual, People, See more of Catherine Huerta's work at www.catherinehuerta-officialwebsite.com.

Hickson, Bob Lee

Northern California based illustrator's online portfolio. [Needs to be viewed at over 640 x 480 to navigate.]

Cocozza, Chris

Chris Cocozza, bookcover artist that specializes in romance, mystery, impressionistic, landscape, horror, still life, young adult, steam punk,Photo illustration, realism, Book Cover, Digital, Fantasy, People, Figurative, Youth, Children's Books,Edgy, Historical, Portrait, Toys & Games, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Film/Entertainment, Games, Americana, Action, Children, Children's Products, Posters, Wildlife,Urban.

Chris Cocozza, an award winning romance bookcover artist, has illustrated 100's of book covers for major publishers across the United States and around the world.

Most recently, he won the 2010 Dunes and Dreams RWA cover contest award for "Best Historical Romance" for "His Conquest" by Diana Cosby.

As a young person, his talent was recognized by Jack Davis, one of Mad Magazines' creators and famed cartoonists, who then helped to mentor Chris early in his artistic life.

Mr. Davis provided perspective, insight and grounding at a very critical time, and helped Chris to understand the demands and commitments needed to pursue an artist's life.

Chris started his academic career by studying in New York City at various institutions of higher education; The School of Visual Arts, The Arts Students League and the National Academy of Design where he honed his skills as a traditional painter and draftsman.

Following in the footsteps of some of his most inspirational artists and teachers, Chris set out to traditionally paint the figure for the bookcover industry, first breaking in with the western and young adult genres, and expanding to romance, action and mystery genres.

In the early 90's, with the advent of digital media, Chris easily made the transition to the new techniques and tools without sacrificing his mastery of the "traditional techniques".

Chris was one of the first romance illustrators to embrace the new technology and continues to be one of it's foremost pioneers into the 21st century. His work is studied in many universities across the country.

Chris continues to embrace the incredible joy that these tools and creating great illustrative images bring him and others.

Born in Bronx, New York, Chris now makes his home in bucolic Litchfield county Connecticut, with his wife and two miniature poodles.

Some of Chris's clients include:
Soap Opera Digest
Harlequin
Avon Books
Harper Collins
Penguin-Putnam
St. Martin's
Scholastic
Kensington
Bantam Doubleday-Dell
Zondervan
Ballantine
among others...

Ben-Ami, Doron

Realistic Illustration done digitially, but with a warm, hand painted look, for animatics, storyboard, comps, book covers, advertising, publishing, and packaging. --Featuring a wide variety of subject matter, including people, children, family, product, sports, food, dining, eating, environment, relationship, nostalgia & retro themes, christmas, santa, home life, dogs, horses, baseball, pharmaceutical, geriatric, romance, love, relationship, landscape, nature, faces, & expressions. Work has been described as, warm, bold, colorful, and graphic. Has been commissioned by ad agencies, publishers, and design & packaging firms nationally. Represented by John Brewster Creative Services. email: creative.svcs@snet.net

Smith, Kelly

Kelly Smith is an Australian Illustrator, working predominantly in fashion and beauty.

With a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Tasmanian School of Art, Kelly majored in photography and graphic design, but reverted back to her love of drawing after graduating. She ran a blog and launched her career after being interviewed in Vogue about an exhibition she was mounting.

Kelly’s approach is mainly traditional, with 90 per cent of the work completed using a graphite pencil. She then scans the drawing in, adding colour and tweaking the image using Photoshop. Her compositions vary – usually it’s a case of highlighting one focal area that’s full of beauty, but in other cases she builds up a scene to surround it.

Her images are intricate, finely detailed pencil illustrations, incorporating pops of digital colour. They are soft and feminine in tone and content.

O'Brien, Tim

Realistic painting on a tight deadline. Art is delivered as a final painting and a high resolution file. Award winning realistic illustration and portraits. Tim O'Brien has worked for most major publications and publishers since 1987. Many advertising clients and private portrait commissions fill out his busy schedule. . . Tim O'Brien has 9 paintings in the National Gallery in Washington, DC . . . Final art is delivered as well as being shot in-house and uploaded or burned to disc for immediate publication.

Morrow, JT

JT Morrow is known for his parodies and ability to mimic virtually any style from any era. From Stone Age art to Picasso and Norman Rockwell, JT also does caricatures and works in a graphic novel style.

Kulihin, Vic

Images that inform...explaining the concept visually...transforming complexity into clarity. Illustrations used in how-to and home improvement books, for product advertising and packaging, in textbooks and training materials, in owners and users manuals, for litigation and trial support, and in assembly instructions.

Autotechart

Technical illustrations and cutaway drawings, specializing in the automotive industry.

Thomson, Bill

The on-line portfolio of award winning artist and illustrator, Bill Thomson, featuring children, wildlife, sports, and a variety of diverse subject matter.

Hoeffner, Deb

Soft Realism. Pencil drawings and uniquely stylized watercolors, pastels and oils by internationally published artist/illustrator. People, portraits and animal subjects with personality for packaging, editorial, book and private commissions.

Mattei, George

I like to explore medical & psychological themes as well as anything else you just can't wrap your mind around.

Geras, Audra

Geras Healthcare Productions specializes in the dramatic and insightful interpretation of science and medicine in digital illustration, 3D modeling and computer animation.

Tran, Turine

Vietnamese artist Turine Tran’s imaginative children’s illustrations were inspired by some of the Victorian greats like Arthur Rackham, yet she’s established her own unique style which is charming, elegant and popular with clients who like her nostaligic, painterly approach.

Turine grew up in a house full of books that she could escape into as a child. She was taught to draw by her father. Ho Chi Minh City is a hot, busy and crowded place, but Turine prefers the countryside – particularly when the weather is dark and gloomy. In addition to her art, she does a lot of crafting, from beads to sewing and from knitting to cooking.

Turine studied design in Vietnam, before going to the School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore. She moved to Edinburgh to study for a Masters in Illustration, and later returned to Vietnam.

Images usually start off as rough pencil sketches in Turine’s notebooks as she tries to establish the forms and the composition. Detail and shading are added and then the pencil image is scanned in so that she can add colour in Photoshop. She has designed her own custom brushes within the application.

Turine’s style is intentionally nostalgic. She wants viewers to reminisce when they see her work – as though it’s just been discovered in a dusty old attic. Her Victorian-inspired illustrations are full of whimsical lines and forms, given life by paper textures. Meanwhile, she enjoys creating children’s characters that aren’t just cute and cuddly, but which are vulnerable and unpredictable, and don’t behave in ways that adult viewers expect them to.

Hanna, Gary

I am a freelance illustrator with over 19 years of experience. My work is created digitally but has a traditional feel. I have clients in the publishing, games and advertising industries. Animal, wildlife, dinosaurs, people, figures, aliens, monsters, environment, historical, science fiction, digital, 3d, characters, zbrush

Friel, Helen

Since graduating in 2009 from Central Saint Martins, with a first class degree in Graphic Design, Helen Friel has been working as a freelance Paper Engineer. Helen both hand cuts and uses technology to produce her pieces. Bridging the gap between two and three dimensions is central to her design practice as well as producing pieces that involve and evoke emotion in the audience. Many of her pieces are stage sets in miniature, creating worlds with layers of card and paper. They are often influenced by an off-beat sense of humour that captions the delicate cut-outs. Her work has been featured in books Papercraft and Papercraft 2. Working from her studio in South London, Helen has produced work for clients including: Vogue UK, Vanity Fair UK, Time, Tatler UK, Tatler Asia, Harrods Magazine, MOO and Men’s Health.

Tom White / 9 Surf Studios

Tom's work is both classical and contemporary and juxtaposes symbolism, concepts and realistic form to tell a story. His work is a hybrid of illustration, design and photography. The distinctiveness of each is combined to create a contemporary visual solution. Clients range from major international corporations, agencies, design firms and publishers to smaller new businesses, boutique agencies and firms. Specialty areas include business, healthcare, technology, concepts, finance, editorial, etc.

Faber, Rich

Homepage of Rich Faber, freelance Illustrator, whose specialties include, but are not limited to, photo-realistic pencil Illustrations, brush, pen, and ink Illustrations as well as Logo Design Illustrations. Specific Illustration interests include Automotive Illustration and Sports Illustration, as well as portraits. Website has been completely redesigned and revamped! Many new navigation categories and LOTS of new work has been added.

Fernandes, Stanislaw

Illustrator and graphic designer. Creative art and photography for advertising, pubishing, other print matter and the web.

Steele, Robert Gantt

Robert Gantt Steele loves illustrating the relationship between natural and man made subjects. His paintings of architecture, for example, are made richer by his inclusion of painterly human and natural forms. The human subjects he paints, on the other hand, inhabit a convincingly detailed back ground. Robert enjoys the research needed to accurately capture the detail as well as the mood and atmosphere of his subjects. Recent projects include a commission by Smithsonian Magazine to illustrate the human character and the atmosphere of a particular small town in France. Robert studies music and is a performer in local San Francisco productions. This helped him create illustrations used for the promotion of Broadway shows such as “Showboat.” He completes several book covers and children’s books as well as many other com- missions each year. Constant studies and sketchbooks fill his free time. Robert was originally trained as an architect in North Carolina and at Berkeley. He completed further study in art in Austria as a Fulbright scholar and then in New York and San Francisco. He recently designed and constructed a new home for his family near San Francisco and is very active in the preservation of historic art and architecture. He loves his work. He and his wife Alice have two children. robertgsteele.com

Montgomery, Jay

I've been creating awarding winning, conceptual realism illustration for the small and large markets of editorial, publishing, advertising & multimedia for over 18 years. Most work can be done digitally or traditionally and delivered ready for your layouts with an e-mail link to the art. I'm easy to work with and eager to help you solve your visual problems. If I can't help you I know someone who can.

Wagenfeld, Bernd

Bernd Wagenfeld is a freelance illustrator with a huge variety of styles, but working mainly realistic and photorealistic. He has more than 15 years of experience and a broad skill set. His main clients include ad agencies and publishers.

Downard, Barry

Having worked in the advertising, marketing, photography, and allied creative design industries since 1984, Barry Downard's business is based on providing creative visual solutions and concepts (photography, illustrator, artwork and design) to advertising & design agencies, and publishers. Trained as an interior designer, Barry designed houses, shop interiors, exhibition stands and fashion shows, played drums and worked as an art director before drifting into fashion and advertising photography. In 1993, Barry became inspired by the story-telling possibilities of digitally manipulating his photographs, and developed a style of photo-illustration. Barry's technique consists of taking lots of photographs (shot by himself, supplied by client, or stock images), throwing them into a photo-snaffling machine, stirring it up with a healthy dose of fun, and sticking it all together with computer glue.

Archer, Andrew

Andrew Archer has been an illustrator since 2006 and has worked with an enviable list of the worlds most recognizable brands and publications. Inspired by surrealism, wood block prints, edo period art, ideograms and his time spent in Asia, his work is a self asserting mix of hallucinogenic color and rhythmic line. Best suited to briefs that allow him to indulge his imagination and unique color palette, clients who offer some creative freedom are gifted with extraordinary and distinctive visuals that always gain attention. Google image search ‘Everything Everything Gone to Heaven” for a perfect example of the power of Archer’s imagery to become an internet sensation, it is no wonder he is a popular choice with music and sports brands wanting to captivate their audience.
Clients include:
Nike, WIRED, Sony, ESPN, The Economist, FIA Formula E, MOJO, Red Bull, Playboy, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBC, Samsung, Bombay Sapphire, Random House, TBWA, BBDO, Q Magazine, Adidas, OUT, GQ Magazine, Washington Post, Spin, EMI Music, NY Observer, Fortune, New York Times, Audi EU, Vogue FR, Penguin Books, New Scientist, Elle, Men's Health magazine.

Hall, Mike

Crowded urban scenes, architecture and maps – the things you see today in Mike Hall’s artwork go back to his creative beginnings. As a child he used to love drawing images full of people, and maps of imaginary towns and even entire countries. He says this might be because he grew up in the new town of Harlow in Essex – the modern, pre-planned, post-war setting gave him an interest in architecture, topography and mapping from an early age.

Of course, he liked comics and picture books too, and today he’s also inspired by William Hogarth, Gustave Doré and Wenceslaus Hollar, as well as MacDonald Gill, an artist who embellished his map illustrations with all kinds of colourful motifs. He loves everything Hispanic, which is why he recently relocated to Spain.

Mike spent two years studying graphic design before switching to an illustration course. He completed an Illustration degree at the University of Westminster.

Often Mike’s hand-drawn imagery is embellished using a computer. He combines print designs he’s drawn using pen on paper with digital elements to build up an image. The colouring is done digitally. Sometimes, he’ll also draw his map designs using vector graphics.

Architecture usually plays a large role in Mike’s work – either as the primary focus of the illustration, or as something in the background that gives it structure. He’s very interested in topographical views, geography and conveying a sense of place. Nonetheless, his characters come through just as strongly with crowded, colourful people scenes giving you plenty to look at.

Stefanski, Patrick

I am a 3D artist living in Jersey City, NJ. All of the work presented in this gallery was created using 3D Studio Max w/ VRay. I work quickly, utilizing custom scripts and program mods to maximize efficiency when used in conjunction with a photo-composite/editing software.

My main base of work lies in the photo real aspect, but lately I have been working both professionally and privately to bring more stylized/illustrator-ly pieces to my gallery.

I truly feel I can make anything happen with the tools I have and I always welcome a challenge!

Durning 3D

At Durning 3D, we create high-resolution computer generated image solutions primarily for print advertising. One-of-a-kind images that are photorealistic or abstract, where the only limits are those of your imagination. Images that are comparable to photography and are typically more cost effective than photography.

Carruth, Linda

Linda Carruth creates strikingly realistic digital illustration, technical drawings, and conceptual photo collage, with the utmost attention paid to detail, for the industrial and business communities.

Kunz, Justin

Illustration, fantasy art, representational oil painting, and portraiture.

Wainer, Camille

painting, mixed media, drawing, caricature, portrait, editorial, covers, archetypal, psychological, emotional, literary

Watkinson, Mark

Born in Gloucestershire and growing up in Lincolnshire, Mark originally wanted to be a mechanic. However, one of his teachers suggested he pursue a career in art and he’s been a successful freelance illustrator since the early 80s. He plays percussion in a band called the B1200s, collects old cars and enjoys a game of tennis. His early influences include Gavin McLeod and Philip Castle.

Mark earned a diploma and then a higher diploma in Graphic Design from the Lincoln College of Art.

Keep it clean, clear and simple is Mark’s mantra. He works in Freehand, Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as using traditional media.

Mark’s style is very graphic with strong line work, and usually employs flat colours. His work is ideal for ‘how to’ images and infographics, with isometric viewpoints and, sometimes, a blueprint feel. He enjoys tackling technical challenges, but also produces more playful and conceptual work.

O'Leary, Chris

A native Ohioan, Chris O'Leary was born in Youngstown and studied painting at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He worked briefly in Cincinnati for the Gibson Greeting Card Co. and has been freelancing ever since, creating paintings for clients such as Barnes and Noble, Atlantic Monthly, Vegetarian Times, the L.A. Times, Readers Digest, the Boston Globe, Barron's Weekly, and Ohio Magazine. He now lives in Columbus with his wife, Tricia, and daughters, Lily and Kate. Before he had kids, he played finger style guitar, was the project director for the restoration of an urban ravine, and took long bicycle trips, but now he pretty much just watches after the kids...and paints.

Behum, Cliff

Cliff has over twenty years of experience in both traditional and digital media Combining his drawing and painting skills with Illustrator, Photoshop, Painter and 3d programs he has created digital art work for the advertising and editorial markets since 1996. His artwork appears in ads, posters, billboards, and brochures for clients such as Dow Chemical, Bendix, McDonald's, A& W Root Beer, Glidden Paints, and Lubrizol. Cliff specializes in humorous and realistic illustration with a strong background in product and technical art sometimes called upon to combine these styles together. Check out some of his new "hybrid" illustrations and more at www.clif.biz

Reis, Thomas

Tom began work as senior art director for JP Morgan Chase in New York City, shortly after receiving his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993. Two years later, he was illustrating for nationally-known publications, including Time magazine, Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Business Week, TV Guide, Barron's, Forbes and Smart Money. Corporate clients have included MGM, Dupont and Colgate. Throughout his career, Reis has also worked as a fine artist, producing work with all the refinement that one would expect from a classically trained painter. His paintings are represented in numerous permanent and private collections throughout the United States. Tom currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. (Text provided courtesy the Museum of Arts and Sciences.)

Rendermedia

Rendermedia is a Digital Illustration and Animation company with a track record for producing High end imagery & Animation for Broadcast, Interactive and the Design Industries

Ching, Tracie

Tracie Ching is an illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Washington, DC. A self-taught digital artist, Tracie specializes in portraiture featuring complex, graphic line work with a limited palette - a tendency-turned-style after years of working in the medium of silkscreen prints.

While commissioned for a wide range of projects including commercial athletic apparel, editorial illustration, and gallery work, Tracie Ching is best known for her alternative movie posters.

Previous clients include 20th Century Fox, Adidas, AMC, CBS, Fortune Magazine, Google, GQ, Marvel, MGM, Redbull, The Guardian, The London Times, TIME, Sony Pictures

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