Friday, November 2, 2012

Pirate Kids

A new style for me.  One in a series painted in Acrylic and Watercolor.  Hope you like it.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mother Goose

promotional piece / digital painting

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cathy June

Pants by Cathy June
"Deep in the woods I spied them, a pair of pale green pants with no one inside them!" Dr. Suess
pastel on paper 9x12

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Little Wings Series

The first two books of the Little Wings series that I'm illustrating for Random House just came out. Check them out! I'm illustrating them digitally - I even drew the sketches in Photoshop.
Kristi Valiant

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cathy June

Joy by Cathy June
pastel & digital

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ann Pilicer Happy Holidays Everyone!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Holidays, everyone!!!

Lots of great things in the works and being busy at the holidays is sort of fun for me!

Just opened a new Etsy shop, where you can buy prints of some of my 
"for fun" pieces and have started doing Illustrated Pet Portraits again!

Stop by to see what's going on!!!

And you can always visit me at

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cathy June

End of Boat Ride by Cathy June


Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cathy June

Bubbles and Dishes by Cathy June
From Wash the Dishes
to be released in the Fall of 2011
Geneus English, LLC (yes, that's spelled right :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Project in Progress!

Hey everyone!

Long time, NO POST!

I apologize for that, but I have been VERY busy with lots of crazy things including 
the current project I am working on.

After over a year, the first product is on store shelves and I can reveal information!!

Meet the Learnalots!
They are 8 characters that will help making learning special subjects fun through multiple products.
(L to R: Sofie, Leo, Kit, Scout, Piper, Zak, Flora and Bo)

The first product on shelves NOW (Sam's and Costco across US)
are giant floor pad activity books.
There is one for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade and a Ready for Reading Book.

If you go into a Sam's of Costco, go look in the book section and give me a shout.
You can find me on Facebook - Nikki Boetger Illustrations
Twitter - NikkiLBoetger
or my blog - Nikki Boetger Illustrations!

I am keeping a giant map of LAL Sightings. So far, friends have found in Washington, Utah, Montana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio!!! I would love to add YOUR town/state to my map!!!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gunther the Underwater Elephant

I have posted this news a few times, but wanted to share it with the Picture Bookies Showcase.
Gunther the Underwater Elephant is at the printers. I should have my copies about the same time the book is released.  That would be around September 15.  It is especially exciting for me because although I have illustrated over 20 books, this is the first one I have written and illustrated.  Once the reviews are out I will know if little Gunther will sink or swim *:)   There will be giveaways once the book is released.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dummy Book Page

A page from a dummy book I'm working on.  Hoping to get this story published one day. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Hey Everyone!!!

Long time, no post! I know... Sorry!!

I have been SUPER busy this last year working with an educational Mass Market publisher who has now hired me as a full time illustrator!!!

Above is the characters that we spent almost a year in development!
And the first product in the brand is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase!!

Visit to see more!!!

Also, I have just updated a new web site, that features old stuff and some more Learnalots art!!!
Check it out!!!

And while you are doing your daily web surfing... Stop by Facebook an "like"
my fan page, Nikki Boetger Illustrations!!!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Open for comments

The Picture Bookies Showcase is going to experiment with comment moderation. This will allow visitors to comment on the work shown by the artists who belong to the showcase.   We hope that this will invite more viewers to the site and help promoting the artists who participate on a regular basis.

We will also be adding interviews in the near future as well as a listing of the latest books, awards, and accomplishments of the participating artists.

As of today any new posts will be open for your discussion.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sharey the Sharefish

Here is a little preview of something I am working on now that I am really excited about.

This is Sharey the Sharefish. I'll put up more samples soon on my blog and facebook art page.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kit Grady

Ginger Nielson ~ Promotional Mailer

and for the backside... a happily unexpected landing....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Roberta Baird

Do you ever wonder how animals sleep?
Coming in June 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dylan's Tale

Illustration from Dylan's Tale, by Harry Porter, 
illustrated by ©Mandy Hedrick and 4RV Publishing LLC

Mandy Hedrick website ... blog

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ann Pilicer

    All in for Candy?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dylan's Tale

Illustration from Dylan's Tale, by Harry Porter, 
illustrated by ©Mandy Hedrick and 4RV Publishing LLC

Mandy Hedrick website ... blog

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Diana Delosh -Year of the Rabbit

Red Hare
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor
Wishing all a Happy, Creative, Productive and Prosperous Year of the Hare!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lisa J. Michaels

This little guy is anticipating his first solo flight, 
and is a bit hesitant!

 Portfolio piece/Copyright 2011 

Click here to view more of Lisa's work,
or head on over to visit her blog!
To contact Lisa, click here.

Ginger Nielson

The Year of the Rabbit promises to bring forth good fortune and multiply your blessings.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lisa J. Michaels

Opening page for "Heide"

Submission for the "SCBWI 2011 Tomie diPaola Award"

To view more of Lisa's work, please click here >

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kit Grady

Kit Grady
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ginger Nielson

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Blessed New Year!  

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kathleen Rietz

This is the spread I created for the month of September in the upcoming picture book "Prairie Storms", by Sylvan Dell Publishing, due for release in 2011.
Kathleen Rietz - website
Kathleen Rietz - blog

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ginger Nielson

Illustration from Daniel and the Harmonica, by Rob Dubreuil, illustrated by 
©Ginger Nielson and Stemmer House Publishing
Ginger Nielson

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Penny Weber

acrylic collage on paper

I have a new website coming soon!
Please see more of my work at:
Penny is represented by WendyLynn & Company

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kristi Valiant

Kristi Valiant

Mary Uhles

Long time, no post, so here's some new art from a piece that got a lot of praise at a recent SCBWI conference.

See more at www. or read my blog at