Scenes and Spots

Landscapes, lifestyle and vignettes : Urban and otherwise

A snapshot in time. An everyday observation. Architectural details that exist only in the imagination. Playful, serene or anything inbetween, my illustrations are a natural compliment to neighborhood narratives and lifestyle features.

Perfect for:
Spot illustrations, book covers, editorial publications, surface design and packaging.

The motels of Lincoln Avenue: Marvel at the remaining motel signage from the heyday of motor travel in Chicago.

Drama in black and white

Pen and ink has been a favorite of mine, and inky linework is a specialty. Black and white illustration adapts well to architecture, nature and objects, and looks amazing on anything from book covers to beverage labels to spot illustrations.

Illustration for "City Swarm", published in the May/June 2017 issue of the Kenyon Review. Collaborative essay by author Paula Carter, illustrated by Meggan Kehrli.

"Chicago Botanic Garden"

Illustration commissions for The Swan River Press and Nonsuch Publishing.

Chapter heading spots for the children's book "Who Rescued Who?" published by Designing Education Publishers © Janis Power.