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Maureen Brookfield

illustration of Watercolor Cover Ilustration for a friend's story about the adventures of a cabin boy on a ferry boat at Niagara Falls in the early 1900s.
illustration of The Cover illustration for my children’s book idea
illustration of A watercolor illustration for one of my children’s book projects. I’m very excited about this story of a little boy who meets a witch and has an extremely unexpected and amazing adventure at Halloween time.
illustration of Watercolor Ink & Wash illustration for project
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illustration of Watercolor Book Cover
illustration of Watercolor Portrait of Violinist
illustration of Christmas Card
illustration of A boy and his snowman. I came up with this illustration while testing ideas out for greeting cards.  I love the sweet expression on the boys face.
illustration of Cartoon, Line with Color, Watercolor, Whimsical, Animals, Children, Children's Books, Greeting Cards
illustration of Cover for my project
illustration of New page for my project
illustration of New page for my project
illustration of New page for my project
illustration of New page for my project
illustration of New page for my project
illustration of New page for my project
illustration of New page for my project
illustration of Cover illustration for children's alphabet book filled with fun facts about the State of New York
illustration of Watercolor Cover Illustration of
Times Square_A New York State Numbers Book
is a published children's counting book with fun facts all about the State of New York.
illustration of Watercolor Illustration for the Cover of Yankee Doodle Numbers_A Connecticut Number Book 
A published children’s counting book with fun facts all about the state of Connecticut
illustration of Watercolor Cover Illustration for N is for Nutmeg a children's alphabet book with fun facts about the State of Connecticut.
illustration of Y  is for Yankee Doody Dandy a watercolor illustration from the children's alphabet book N is for  Nutmeg. Fun facts about the State of Connecticut.
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illustration of Watercolor Painting of a ladies day out at the beach.
illustration of Watercolor Painting of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
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illustration of Pet Portrait
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illustration of Watercolor illustration of Cardinals
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illustration of Watercolor Still Life Makin' It
illustration of Watercolor Portrait

Profile

I am a representational watercolor artist and have been drawing and painting since I was a child in England. For years I have continued to pursue my love of art and enhance my natural ability by studying and taking workshops with many local, prominent and nationally known artists. Formal studies and Fine Art studio work also included New York’s Parsons School of Design and the Art Center of Northern New Jersey. National Exhibits and Award include Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC, North East Watercolor Society Juried International Exhibition, New England Watercolor Society, Academic Artists Open National Exhibition of Realism, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Cape Cod Art Museum and the Art Complex Museum Winter Juried Show, Duxbury. I am presently on the board of the New England Watercolor Society. Illustrating children's books combines my passion for painting and my love of reading. After working in oils for a number of years I fell in love with the spontaneity of watercolor and its beautiful transparency and have exhibited my paintings extensively in local, national, and museum shows, winning awards and prize recognition. My paintings are in private and corporate collections worldwide. I love children’s books and being able to illustrate them is wonderful. One of my favorite illustrators is N.C. Wyeth’s, with his dramatic visual concepts, so beautifully rendered and rich in color. When bringing stories to life visually, I always try to have as much fun as I can with lots of movement in my illustrations. The interaction between characters gives a connection that can be felt by the child reading the story. Children like to see the body language that gives the illustration more vitality and helps them understand the communication going on with characters within the story by just “seeing the picture”. The Cover of a children’s book is especially important to capture the reader. I have has illustrated four children’s books and found it a wonderful and challenging experience. My first book “E is for Empire” won the NY State Reading Association Charlotte Award. I was also a contributing illustrator to “P is for Passport” a 2003 MIPA Merit Award Winner and am currently working on three of my own children’s stories. Other publications I was invited to exhibit my work in are “100 Artists of New England” and “Artists Home & Studios”. To see more of my paintings and sample illustrations please go look at my blogs: http://storybookart.blogspot.com and http://maureenbrookfield.blogspot.com 24

Style/Techniques

Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Figurative, Fine Art, Line, Line with Color, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Realism, Watercolor, Whimsical, Concept Art

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Education, Food, Greeting Cards, Historical, Holidays, Landscape, Nature, People, Portrait, Still Life, Travel, Americana, Feminine, Youth, Ethnic