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BeachHouse Publishing

Sand Mouse's Soup

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I did the illustrations for a wonderful book about the spirit of Aloha and the days of the week. The book teaches children about sharing and caring for each other, and it includes a delicious Portuguese Bean Soup recipe!

BeachHouse Publishing
illustration of giraffe, giraffes, surprised giraffe, detective, safari, detective child, detective boy, detective girl, safari child, acrylic giraffe, dog, dogs, scared dog, surprised dog, cat, purple cat, kitty, cats, kitten, kittens, puppy, goofy dog, goofy, scared, happy, surprised, parrot, parrots, bird, birds, safaris, boy, boys, girl, girls, acrylic boy, dinosaur track, dinosaur tracks, plants, landscape, flowers, adventure, footprints, children, action, mystery
illustration of polar bear, polar bears, polar bear boy, polar bear eskimo, eskimo, eskimo child, polar bear girl, polar bear child, boy riding polar bear, child riding polar bear, bear, bears, white bear, animal, arctic animal, arctic bear, arctic animals, cold bear, fishing, boy fishing, girl fishing, child fishing, child riding, fish, food, cub, polar bear cub, cubs, baby bear, baby polar bear, winter, snow, snow bear, whimsical bear, whimsical polar bear, stylized bear, stylized polar bear, holidays
illustration of hot air balloon, hot air balloon girl, hot air balloon animals, girl, child, animals, african animals, turtle, turtles, rhino, rhinoceros, elephant, ostrich, elephants, zebra, zebras, rainbow, mouse, mice, alligator, crocodile, crocodiles, alligators, lion, lions, hedgehog, hedgehogs, butterfly, butterflies, children, flying hot air balloon, flying animals, flying child, basket, basket of animals, child flying, african animals, snake, snakes, cloud, clouds, flying elephant
illustration of dog chase, cat chase, mouse chase, dog, dogs, cat, cats, mouse, mice, butterfly, butterflies, flower, flowers, flower field, grass, girl, child, asian, asian child, asian girl, minority, ethnic, ethnic child, asian children, girls, field, fields, beagle, puppy, pup, puppies, canine, striped cat, flying girl, flying child, clouds, cloud, perspective, animal, animals, animal chase, dog running, cat running, mouse running, dog barking, happy dog, scared cat, scared mouse, expressions,kids, acrylic
illustration of mermaid, mermaid girl, girl, mermaids, turtle, turtles, tortoise, whale, killer whale, whales, orca, orcas, killer whales, rainbow, fish, dolphin, dolphins, sea life, ocean life, underwater, underwater child, child swimming, girl swimming, mermaid swimming, corral, sea plants, underwater swimming, underwater swimming, child underwater, kid, kids, children, sea turtle, sea turtles, water, ocean, sea, starfish, sea plants, reef, ocean floor, ocean rock, colorful, children's books, children's art
illustration of california, california grown, beach, LAX, ocean, santa monica, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Southern California, Chinatown, freeway, ferris wheel, airplane, aircraft, hot air balloon, plane, flying, cat, rabbit, bunny, dog, dogs, lizard, cats, childrens art, kids art, fantasy, illustration, children, kids, girl, child, pilot, cow, cows, house, surfing, surf, rose, storybook
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illustration of mouse, mice, Hawaii, tropical, childrens book, children, child, kid, kids, picture book, board book, friends, neighbors, animal, painting, acrylic, helping, helpful, talking mouse, brown mouse, gray mouse, luau, food, storyboard, stylized, whimsical, adventure, character development, character, childrens products, educational, environmental, ethnic, family, licensing, nature, toys, games, food, house, hawaiian, aloha, friends, friendship, help
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illustration of mouse, mice, pot, cleaning, bubble, bubbles, mouse cleaning, mouse wearing clothes, hawaii, hawaiian, animal, mouse kitchen, helping, mouse helping, whimsical, whimsical mouse, grey mouse, brown mouse, singing mouse, whistling, singing, humming, washing, kitchen, sponge, whistling mouse, small mouse, soap, animal cleaning, animals, mammal, mouse painting, mouse illustration, stylized mouse, nature, wildlife, hawaiian, hawaii, aloha, cleaning, music
illustration of eating giraffe, giraffe eating, sleepy giraffe, giraffe, giraffes, night giraffe, nighttime, bedtime, sleep, good night, yellow giraffe, african animal, african animals, star, stars, starlight, giraffe star, goodnight, night, george, george the giraffe, animal painting, giraffe painting, giraffe watercolor, bedtime, bedtime story, bedtime giraffe, giraffe with bowtie, bowtie, bow
illustration of chinatown, los angeles, los angeles chinatown, la, fireworks, firework, fire cracker, fire crackers, dragon, chinese dragon, dragons, chinese dragons, southern california, sharpei, dog, dogs, boxer, mutt, boxer dog, doggie, dog friends, happy dog, dog holding rope, dog holding fire cracker, happy dog, smiling dog, landmark, california, friends, friendship, chinese, chinese new year
illustration of surf, surfing, surf dog, dog surfing, dog on surfboard, surfboard, surfing dog, ocean dog, dog in ocean, dog on wave, waves, wave, fish, jumping fish, hopping fish, purple fish, orange fish green fish, smiling fish, happy fish, beach, surfer, ocean, sea, seagull, seagulls, bird, birds, santa monica, pier, children's books, children's art, whimsical art, whimsical dog, mutt, doggie, dog with spots, boxer, boxer dog, california, los angeles, southern california
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illustration of seagull, seagulls, hawaiian seagulls, hawaiian seagull, hawaiian petrels, petrel, albatross, seabird, seabirds, ocean birds, coastal birds, coastal bird, ocean bird, flying bird, flying birds, ocean life, sea life, flying seagull, flying seagulls, native bird, native birds, happy bird, smiling bird, flock of birds, flock, happy birds, smiling birds, soaring birds, soar, fly, childrens art, sky, published, childrens book, childrens books, kids books
illustration of whale, whales, calf, baby whale, grey whale, gray whale, blue whale, blue whales, california gray whale, humpback whale, humpback, humpback whales, humpback calf, baby humpback, baby blue whale, underwater, underwater whale, bubbles, mother and baby, mother and calf, baby calf, sleeping whale, happy whale, smiling whale, swimming whale, mother whale and baby whale, mother and baby whale, mother and calf whale, ocean, sea life, ocean life
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illustration of nature, family, fantasy, car, truck, trucks, cars, riding, ride, families, sister, sisters, siblings, truck driver, red truck, transportation, adventure, forest, redwoods, forests, trees, leaves, leaf, tree, bird, birds, flying bird, flying birds, grass, bushes, bush, drive, driving, girl, girls, kid, kids, children, children driving, girl with long hair, happy, driving truck, tire, tires, wheel, wheels, california, cartoon, acrylic, painterly, painting, color
illustration of dragon, dragons, dragon boy, dragon kid, dragon child, child riding dragon, boy riding dragon, child on dragon, serpent, sea serpent, serpents, sea serpents, boy in pajama, boy in pajamas, dragon flying, dragons flying, stars, fire, fire breathing dragon, happy dragon, cute dragon, happy serpent, bedtime, black and white, black and white dragon, fantasy, imagination, fire breathing dragon
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illustration of polar bear, polar bears, sleeping polar bear, sleeping polar bears, bear, bears, white bear, white bears, snow, snow bear, snow bears, winter, winter bear, winter bears, acrylic bear, bear painting, childrens art, children bear, bear fantasy, imaginative bear, imagination, environmental, polar, antarctica, bear on snow, sleepy bear, happy bear, smiling bear, polar bear on snow, happy polar bear, sleep, sleeping
illustration of polar bear, polar bears, sleeping polar bear, sleeping polar bears, bear, bears, white bear, white bears, snow, snow bear, snow bears, winter, winter bear, winter bears, acrylic bear, bear painting, childrens art, children bear, bear fantasy, imaginative bear, imagination, environmental, polar, antarctica, bear on snow, sleepy bear, happy bear, smiling bear, polar bear on snow, happy polar bear
illustration of monkey, monkeys, gorilla, gorillas, monkeying around, monkey holding banana, monkey swinging, monkey hanging, tree, trees, vine, vines, plants, jungle, jungles, forest, forests, banana, bananas, bugs, caterpillars, monkey eating, perspective, birds eye view, birds eye, high, above, character, childrens art, kids art, chimp, chimpanzee
illustration of unicorn, unicorns, girl, princess, magic, wand, girl with wand, girl riding unicorn, girl riding horse, child, children, child riding unicorn, fantasy, imaginative, venus fly traps, plants, magic, magical, princesses, girls, bird, birds, lizard, lizards, butterfly, butterflies, plants, forest, horse, horses, equus, equine, magic wand, imagination, creative, happy horse
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Profile

Alvina Kwong was born in Hawaii and grew up in Southern California along the beaches of the South Bay. Art has always been part of her life, taking classes as a child, studying Studio Art AP in high school, and then graduating from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Illustration. Through the years, she has illustrated children’s books and magazines, done commissioned pieces, won awards, and gave back by teaching art to the little ones. Her most recent chapter book, “Broccoli Chronicles” published by Building Voices received the Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award. She has been featured in “Artist’s Magazine”, “Big Bear Grizzly Newspaper”, and “The Daily Herald”. Her current children’s books are “Rock a Bye Baby in Hawaii” published by BeachHouse Publishing and “Brody Bear Goes Fishing” published by Babl Books. She is currently working on a new book for BeachHouse Publishing called “Sand Mouse’s Soup.”

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Digital, Line with Color, Painterly, Storyboards, Watercolor, Whimsical, Whiteboard Animation

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Information Graphics, Landscape, Licensing, Nature, People, Portrait, Science, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Youth, Ethnic, Environmental