I’m Erin O’Leary Brown, an illustrator based in upstate NY, specializing in children’s illustration as well as botanical and nature themes. I work traditionally in ink and watercolor, and often utilize digital media to make adjustments and minor changes or additions to the final illustrations. My style combines delicate line and rich layers of color with careful details and a sense of whimsy with the goal of sharing engaging stories as well as beautiful images.
Over the years, I have worked in freelance illustration creating art for various books and children’s magazines, as well as decorative designs, for clients such as Scholastic, Herald Press, Perfection Learning Corp., and Cricket Media. My most recent project is a Christmas-themed tarot deck, The Yuletide Tarot, written by Kristoffer Hughes, to be published by Llewellyn Worldwide in Fall of 2023.
I received a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University, and an MS in Education from Elmira College. In addition to working in the field of illustration, I've also spent some time teaching art. When I was in graduate school, I discovered another wonderful creative outlet in ceramic sculpture (you can see some of my pieces here). Still, my strongest passion is drawing and painting, and I find some of the most enjoyable and rewarding time is spent within the pages of my sketchbook, finding a sense of balance and fueling creative ideas.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries, and on most social media under @eobrownart. Thanks for your interest in my work!