A card with a cyclamen, a pink winter tropical flower with bright green leaves.
Small card with three red poppies with black centers and green foliage. Pale blue background with words, Freedom's light will never die.

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!

Craft show lineup:

Spring Fling, Ashwood Manor Designs, Lynchburg, Va.  May 11, 2024.

Art on the Town, Staunton, Va.  May 25-26, 2024.

Grace Church Farm Tour, Keswick, Va.  June 8, 2024.

Summer has arrived and the awaited new flower cards are here.  More are coming! See my first patriotic card below, the Memorial Day Flanders Poppy.  Patriotic cards are coming this summer, as are more religious and special-occasion cards.

I am busily working on two new books, an animal-themed children’s book (still in progress, stay tuned) and a custom-designed book for a friend (see the Custom Illustrations page).

To see more of my work, visit my Etsy shop which has just been launched as IllustrationsbyACB!  Etsy will serve as my sales space for original work, handpainted objects, and 3D items like notebooks and gift tags.  I will always continue to have greeting cards, prints, and bookmarks for sale at my website.

 

Card with hosta, a small trumpet-shaped purple flower with large, umbrella-like green leaves.

(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

cards@illustrationsbyacb.com.

Illustrations by A. C. B. are available at the following shops:

Qute Scraps, Ruckersville, Va.

The Sparrow’s Nest, Staunton, Va.

Nu-Beginning Farm Store, Staunton, Va.

Noel Vintage, Factory Antique Mall, Verona, Va.

Shreckhise Shrubbery, Weyers Cave, Va.

Stoney Run Artisans, McGaheysville, Va.

The Cheese Shop, Stuarts Draft, Va.

Yoders’ Country Market, Madison, Va.

Jen’s Crafters, Mineral, Va.

Children’s book…

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