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Coffee Tea Cafe Mugs

A kitchen wall art image of four different, yet harmonizing mugs and cups. The image is warm and cozy.

Keywords: Acrylic, Fine Art, Decorative, Greeting Cards, Licensing, Packaging, Still Life, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle

© Kelsey Wilson

Easter Egg Radish Botanical illustration

Purple, red and pink with lacy green leaves, these Radishes are fresh from the farmers market and captured here in a lyrical botanical illustration style that records and depicts the plant with accuracy and a bit of whimsy.

Keywords: Acrylic, Fine Art, Botanical, Nature, Packaging, Still Life, Agriculture, Food/Beverage

© Kelsey Wilson

Midwest Feathers

Feathers from birds of Iowa arranged in a scientific illustrations style and observed as accurately as possible, while maintaining an interesting antiqued aesthetic. The tea stained background is acrylic as are the feathers themselves.

Keywords: Acrylic, Animals, Greeting Cards, Leisure, Nature, Packaging, Scientific, Still Life, Wildlife, Environmental

© Kelsey Wilson

White and Purple Iris

Set of 4 irises depicted in a scientific illustration style with notes about the origin of the name and design elements in charcoal pencil.

Keywords: Acrylic, Decorative, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Nature, Scientific, Textiles, Feminine, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Purple Irises

Set of 4 irises depicted in a scientific illustration style with notes about the origin of the name and design elements in charcoal pencil.

Keywords: Acrylic, Charcoal, Decorative, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Nature, Packaging, Scientific, Still Life, Feminine

© Kelsey Wilson

Pink Irises on Cream

Set of 4 irises depicted in a scientific illustration style with notes about the origin of the name and design elements in charcoal pencil.

Keywords: Acrylic, Decorative, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Licensing, Nature, Scientific, Still Life, Feminine, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Sweet Onions

White onions with green stems depicted in a botanical illustration style. Part of a four piece set of vegetable paintings.

Keywords: Acrylic, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Licensing, Nature, Packaging, Scientific, Still Life, Food/Beverage, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Fall Color Maple Leaf Group

Red, orange, yellow, brown, green. Bright colors of fall in these maple leaves were painted from observation and are a very popular subject matter for hanging in any room in the house. In the set of leaves, there are a total of 10 maples. They can be seen on my website: www.kelseywilsonillustrator.com

Keywords: Acrylic, Fine Art, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Nature, Packaging, Scientific, Still Life, Textiles, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Ruby Red and Golden Yellow Pears

Ripe and sweet fruit painting captured in a botanical illustration style.

Keywords: Acrylic, Botanical, Food, Health, Licensing, Still Life, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Red Potato Illustration

Small red potatoes rendered in a realistic scientific botanical illustration style for use on packaging and wall art. One of a set of four vegetables in the set.

Keywords: Acrylic, Botanical, Food, Nature, Packaging, Scientific, Still Life, Agriculture, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Yellow Potato Botanical Illustration

Yellow potatoes carefully rendered realistically in a scientific botanical illustration style for use on packaging and wall art. One in a set of four vegetables.

Keywords: Acrylic, Botanical, Food, Licensing, Nature, Packaging, Still Life, Textiles, Agriculture, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Chocolate Frosted Cupcake with Red Cherry on Top

One of three blue green, pink, and golden yellow decor pattered chocolate cupcake images painted realistically and as deliciously as possible. The patterns and textures were done by hand and compiled and tweaked digitally. Good enough to eat, these images are lovely in the kitchen.

Keywords: Acrylic, Digital, Decorative, Food, Packaging, Feminine, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Double Chocolate Frosted Cupcake

One of three blue green, pink, and golden yellow decor pattered chocolate cupcake images painted realistically and as deliciously as possible. The patterns and textures were done by hand and compiled and tweaked digitally. Good enough to eat, these images are lovely in the kitchen.

Keywords: Acrylic, Digital, Decorative, Food, Licensing, Packaging, Still Life, Textiles, Feminine, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Vanilla Frosting Cupcake on Pink

One of three blue green, pink, and golden yellow decor pattered chocolate cupcake images painted realistically and as deliciously as possible. The patterns and textures were done by hand and compiled and tweaked digitally. Good enough to eat, these images are lovely in the kitchen.

Keywords: Acrylic, Digital, Decorative, Food, Greeting Cards, Packaging, Still Life, Textiles, Feminine, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Red Ale Food Illustration for Menu

Red, brown, yellow and green light reflecting in this cold snifter glass of delicious craft beer. Done in acrylic and ink pen.

Keywords: Acrylic, Watercolor, Editorial, Leisure, Packaging, Still Life, Americana, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Urban

© Kelsey Wilson

Red and Orange Day Lilies

Red, yellow, and orange day lilies with sprigs of green leaves creating lyrical movement in this botanical illustration.Flowers.

Keywords: Acrylic, Decorative, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Licensing, Nature, Packaging, Still Life, Textiles, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Orange Day Lilies Botanical Illustration

Red, yellow, and orange day lilies with sprigs of green leaves creating lyrical movement in this botanical illustration.Flowers.

Keywords: Acrylic, Decorative, Botanical, Greeting Cards, Licensing, Nature, Packaging, Still Life, Textiles, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Blue Green Marbled Christmas Ornament Bulb

This is one of six bulb illustrations that were turned into a pattern and designed for surface design and licensing. To see the others, please visit: www.kelseywilsonillustration.com They are shiny and worth a look!

Keywords: Acrylic, Decorative, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Leisure, Licensing, Packaging, Product, Still Life, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Fruit Squares with Hand Lettered Text

These four images were designed as a surface image for a set of coasters upon request for a healthy design. Pear, apple, Lemon, Strawberry, Blueberry on a tan background with hand lettering of words and type.

Keywords: Acrylic, Design, Decorative, Botanical, Food, Packaging, Product, Still Life, Food/Beverage, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Family Heirlooms

A collection of photorealistic rendered jewelry belonging to a family who wished to preserve the memory and record the history behind these artifacts.

Keywords: Acrylic, Fine Art, Book Covers, Editorial, Family, Greeting Cards, Still Life, Surface Design

© Kelsey Wilson

Late for Work Coffee Breakfast Still Life

This is a narrative still life about being late and having to rush to get somewhere on time. It was done in acrylic and gouache.

Keywords: Acrylic, Painterly, Food, Packaging, Still Life, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle

© Kelsey Wilson

Japanese Tea

This conceptual landscape and teapot image was created for the Tea Room in Savannah. It was meant to imply that the flavors of the tea are steeped in the origin, in this case, Japan.

Keywords: Acrylic, Conceptual, Gouache, Editorial, Licensing, Nature, Packaging, Travel, Agriculture, Food/Beverage

© Kelsey Wilson

Raven Familiar

Part of the "Familiar Series". A boy samurai with a connection to an intimidating black raven. Bright red Japanese maple leaves on a grey misty backdrop set the mood.

Keywords: Acrylic, Figurative, Watercolor, Animals, Book Covers, Fantasy, Mystery, Portrait, Youth

© Kelsey Wilson

Johnny Mac

John McEnroe the tennis legend in the days of all his crazy hair. Green, red and brown.

Keywords: Acrylic, Caricature, Figurative, Gouache, Humor, Book Covers, Celebrities, Portrait, Sports

© Kelsey Wilson

America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful is a commentary on the urbanization of the country pushing native animals out of their natural habitat. Many animals in this piece. Buffalo, deer, coyote, prairie chicken, mouse, blue herin, red winged black bird, blue butterfly. White house siding frames the animals.

Keywords: Acrylic, Conceptual, Gouache, Animals, Nature, Wildlife, Environmental

© Kelsey Wilson

Giraffro

Giraffe with a Fro. Giraffro. A page from the Silly Hair Book. I wrote this book about animals celebrating their hair. It's painted in acrylic and is full of jokes and puns.

Keywords: Acrylic, Cartoon, Whimsical, Humor, Animals, Book Covers, Children's Books, Children's Products, Fashion/Cosmetics, Toys & Games

© Kelsey Wilson

Bunnies with Buns and a Hare Stylist

A page from the Silly Hair Book. I wrote this book about animals celebrating their hair. It's painted in acrylic and is full of jokes and puns.Bunnies and rabbits in the salon. Bright colors and fun characters.

Keywords: Acrylic, Cartoon, Whimsical, Humor, Animals, Children's Books, Children's Products, Fashion/Cosmetics, Toys & Games

© Kelsey Wilson

There's Silly Hair Everywhere!

A page from the Silly Hair Book. I wrote this book about animals celebrating their hair. It's painted in acrylic and is full of jokes and puns.Bear, cat, bird, manatee, zoo animals, parrot, zebra, stork, crane, flamingo, fish, hippo, bald eagle, red panda, snake, squirrel. Blue Green squiggle back ground.

Keywords: Acrylic, Cartoon, Whimsical, Humor, Animals, Children's Books, Children's Products, Licensing, Packaging, Toys & Games

© Kelsey Wilson

Elizabeth Jennings Graham

Learn more about my historical black and white educational vignettes here: www.donutwings.com

Keywords: Cartoon, Lettering, Pen & Ink, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Education, Historical, Portrait

© Kelsey Wilson

Sybil Ludington

Learn more about my historical black and white educational vignettes here: www.donutwings.com

Keywords: Cartoon, Lettering, Pen & Ink, Children's Books, Children's Products, Education, Historical, People, Portrait

© Kelsey Wilson

Deborah Sampson Gannett

Learn more about my historical black and white educational vignettes here: www.donutwings.com

Keywords: Cartoon, Pen & Ink, Children's Books, Children's Products, Editorial, Education, Historical, Political, Portrait

© Kelsey Wilson

Locke, Knob, and Hinge

Cover of the picture book, Locke, Knob, and Hinge written by Casey Bridgham and published by 3G Publishing. The story is about three dogs who get into a bit of trouble.

Keywords: Acrylic, Cartoon, Stylized, Humor, Animals, Book Covers, Children's Books, Children's Products, Toys & Games

© Kelsey Wilson

The Dog Penny with her Fish Dinner

Illustration from the Aesop's fable, the Dog and the Reflection. The dog is a white and orange Brittany Spaniel. Painted in Acrylic.

Keywords: Acrylic, Cartoon, Animals, Children, Children's Books

© Kelsey Wilson

Bully the Bull Frog and Frankie

Vignette from Bully the Bull Frog, a picture book about bullying and how to make new friends at a new school. Painted in gouache. Published by Mascot Books in 2014.

Keywords: Cartoon, Gouache, Animals, Children's Books, Children's Products, Fantasy, Toys & Games, Game

© Kelsey Wilson

Bully the Bull Frog and the Fireflies

As the sun sets, Bully the Bull Frog rethinks his ways. From Bully the Bull Frog, published by Mascot Books in 2014.

Keywords: Cartoon, Gouache, Whimsical, Animals, Children's Books, Children's Products, Licensing, Toys & Games, Wildlife, Game

© Kelsey Wilson

Frankie the Frog First Day of School

From the picture book, Bully the Bull Frog. Frankie leaves his parents and meets Mrs. Crane for class.

Keywords: Cartoon, Gouache, Whimsical, Animals, Children's Books, Children's Products, Nature, Toys & Games, Wildlife, Game

© Kelsey Wilson

Gabriel the Great

Spread from Gabriel the Great Published by Mascot Books in 2016. Gabriel is a wannabe magician and his sister Ness is helping him practice using her stuffed animals in her room for an audience.

Keywords: Cartoon, Digital, Animals, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Licensing, People, Toys & Games

© Kelsey Wilson

The Greek Legend of the Moon

Selene, the goddess of the moon rides her milk white horses across the sky. Swirls of blue and green and stars.

Keywords: Figurative, Oil, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Fantasy, Historical

© Kelsey Wilson

Keywords: Cartoon, Figurative, Gouache, Humor, Animals, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Licensing, Toys & Games

© Kelsey Wilson

Pip and Rusty Character developement

Pip is a fox and Rusty is a red panda. Trying out several character poses that reflected their personality while trying a new style in gouache.

Keywords: Animation, Cartoon, Concept Art, Humor, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Toys & Games

© Kelsey Wilson

Kelsey Wilson

Biography

Kelsey Wilson has a BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She now works as a freelancer and fine artist from her studio in small town Iowa. There are two sides to Kelsey Wilson Studio: The first is a detailed realistic and lyrical painting style and designs for use as surface design, package design, greeting card and licensing. The second is her fun character driven children's book work. Kelsey has illustrated more than 8 published picture books. Please feel free to contact me at kelsey@kelseywilsonillustrator.com

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Animation, Caricature, Cartoon, Charcoal, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Gouache, Lettering, Oil, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Watercolor, Decorative, Whimsical, Concept Art

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Holidays, Leisure, Licensing, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Product, Scientific, Sports, Still Life, Textiles, Toys & Games, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Feminine, Youth, Game, Environmental, Urban, Surface Design