I am enjoying the peaceful winter season and looking forward to spring and sketching outside. For my latest work, see a few recent additions on the Christmas page. I am in the thick of working on a new book (see the Custom Illustrations page), and plan to create flower cards for springtime once the project is finished.
My list of partner shops in the Valley and Central Virginia continues to grow, and my art enterprise now supports itself. Many thanks to all my loyal customers!
I look forward to seeing you at Art on the Town in Staunton, Va. in May.
(Above: The artist at work.)
A little about my work…
I can’t remember when I didn’t draw. I produced my first books at age four using a ballpoint pen for the text and crayons for the pictures. I’ve been an ink and watercolor fan since trying the medium in a middle school art class. In 2016, I realized my dream of becoming an author/illustrator with Greycat’s Alphabet.
Since 2018, I have been creating unique cards in a style influenced by classic children’s books. The initial pencil drawing is outlined with a dip pen, then carefully filled in with watercolor. Miniature detail is a specialty, and most originals are the same size as the printed card.
My “college business” has grown into a fulfilling part-time job. Custom painting, vintage-style logos, and book illustration are some services I offer.
My illustrations depict a wide range of subjects, but I tend to specialize in narrative or fanciful scenes with animals or children. Some cards feature calligraphy in the design. Inside, they are usually blank for your own message–no cloying cliches or predigested poetry!
All cards are printed on high-quality 80-pound paper by a local printer, and come wrapped in polypropylene sleeves with included envelopes. Orders will be shipped Priority Mail for a flat rate of $15. I strive to keep all prices as affordable as possible, but the cost of shipping has risen. Alternately, patronize any of the Virginia shops listed on this page.
Thanks for looking, and have a beautiful day!
Would you like to learn more? Contact me at
Illustrations by A. C. B. are available at the following shops:
Ivy Corner Garden Center, Ivy, Va.
The Sparrow’s Nest, Staunton, Va.
Nu-Beginning Farm Store, Staunton, Va.
Crown Antiques, Factory Antique Mall, Verona, Va.
Shreckhise Shrubbery, Weyers Cave, Va.
The Cheese Shop, Stuarts Draft, Va.
Yoders’ Country Market, Madison, Va.
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