“ I love the limitations and tactility of working traditionally,
and then being able to digtally compile, clean-up and edit. ”

Children's Mixed-Media Illustration

Safari Animal Parade, Graphite Pencil, 2016

a mini animal marching band featuring a giraffe as the conductor, an elephant playing the bass drum and a zebra playing the symbols

Piper, Wally & Flop: How They Met, Prismacolor Marker, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Watercolor, 2018

Piper, a 4 year old girl, and her dog Wally, a beagle mix, are packing for a hike. Piper has laid out all the supplies on a yellow blanket. Wally is particularly interested in the bag of treats Piper and Wally are hiking. They've come upon a log and Piper is going over while Wally crawls under Piper and Wally have come upon a cave. They are debating whether to explore within. In the cave there is a large mysterious animal with his back to Piper and Wally. Piper and Wally are nervously peering around the cave wall to see who or what the mysterious animal is. It turns out to be a friendly dragon reading a book on a rock in front of a campfire. The dragon's name is Flop. He invites Piper and Wally to join him at his campfire. They roast marshmallows. Wally steals a marshmallow from Flop while he isn't looking.
Piper, a 4 year old girl, and her dog Wally, a beagle mix, are packing for a hike. Piper has laid out all the supplies on a yellow blanket. Wally is particularly interested in the bag of treats Piper and Wally are hiking. They've come upon a log and Piper is going over while Wally crawls under Piper and Wally have come upon a cave. They are debating whether to explore within. In the cave there is a large mysterious animal with his back to Piper and Wally. Piper and Wally are nervously peering around the cave wall to see who or what the mysterious animal is. It turns out to be a friendly dragon reading a book on a rock in front of a campfire. The dragon's name is Flop. He invites Piper and Wally to join him at his campfire. They roast marshmallows. Wally steals a marshmallow from Flop while he isn't looking.

Piper, Wally & Flop: Continuing Adventures, Prismacolor Marker, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Watercolor, 2018-2019

Piper, Wally and Flop are riding their bikes on a bike path. Next to the bike path is a street. Three big trucks are driving by on the street. Piper waves to the Dump Truck driver. Piper, Wally and Flop are playing hide n' seek in Piper's living room. It is Piper's turn to search while Wally and Flop try to hide. Flop is trying to hide behind the curtains but he is so large its not working well. Wally is hiding behind a picture on top of a book shelf. Its a mystery how Wally got up there. Piper, Wally and Flop are playing witches. They are pretending to fly on brooms. a dog named Wally and his big friend Flop the dragon laying on their backs and enjoying each others company
Piper, Wally and Flop are riding their bikes on a bike path. Next to the bike path is a street. Three big trucks are driving by on the street. Piper waves to the Dump Truck driver. Piper, Wally and Flop are playing hide n' seek in Piper's living room. It is Piper's turn to search while Wally and Flop try to hide. Flop is trying to hide behind the curtains but he is so large its not working well. Wally is hiding behind a picture on top of a book shelf. Its a mystery how Wally got up there. Piper, Wally and Flop are playing witches. They are pretending to fly on brooms. a dog named Wally and his big friend Flop the dragon laying on their backs and enjoying each others company.

The Amazon River, "How the Amazon River Got Its Name" Watercolor, Faber-Castell Polychromos, 2019

The Amazon River was named by the Spanish explorer, Francisco de Orellano. Four hundred years ago, Francisco travelled down the river in search of food and supplies. He and his men fought with tribes of local people living along the river. During one battle, they fought a group of tall, powerful female warriors. The women reminded Francisco of stories from Greek mythology about women warriors called Amazons. He named the river The Amazon after the ancient Greek female warriors.

Ribbons of Wonder, Graphite, Watercolor, 2017-2018

a 7 year old girl leaps while twirling a ribbon behind her a 9 year old girl dances and twirls a ribbon around her a 6 year old boy leaps while spinning a ribbon around him
a 7 year old girl leaps while twirling a ribbon behind her a 9 year old girl dances and twirls a ribbon around her a 6 year old boy leaps while spinning a ribbon around him

Illustrations created for a book dummy called Ribbons of Wonder written by Ellen Moore. If you are interested in seeing the entire dummy, please contact Rachel Gozhansky at rachelgozhansky@gmail.com or using the contact field towards the bottom of the page.

Kisses Stick Forever, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil, Watercolor, 2019

cover illustration for Kisses Stick Forever by Emily Perlet. illustration shows a mother burrowing owl kissing her daughters head while her daughter scowls with her arms crossed.

Apothecary Shenanigans, Graphite, 2019

Eric and Camila are testing out their new potion on a frog. They are alarmed by the results. The frog has increase by 3 sizes. Eric and Camila forage for new plants and medicinal herbs as part of their apothecary training. Camila has climbed a tree to reach an out of reach vine and Eric is helping boost Camila up.
Eric and Camila are testing out their new potion on a frog. They are alarmed by the results. The frog has increase by 3 sizes. Eric and Camila forage for new plants and medicinal herbs as part of their apothecary training. Camila has climbed a tree to reach an out of reach vine and Eric is helping boost Camila up.

The Graveyard Book reimagined book cover, Watercolor, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil, 2018

a young boy and a dark man of shadows stand on top of a hill in a graveyard on a gloomy evening looking out over the town in the distance

Hockey Bear, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, 2016

a lifesize teddy bear named Goz is playing hockey

Flying Monkey Pranks, Faber-Castell Polychromos, 2016

Winged Monkeys have played a prank on the town by filling the lake with blue paint

Children's picture book illustration of a scene from an original story about the Winged Monkeys from Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz. The Winged Monkeys are misunderstood pranksters who play a variety of pranks on the various people of Oz. The people of Oz feel they are being unjustly attacked, and attempt to retaliate and punish the monkeys. But the monkeys misunderstand and think the people of Oz are just joining in on the fun. The back and forth continues to escalate until it goes too far. The story arch follows the monkeys and people of Oz as they both learn the difference between fun pranks and mean spirited, harmful acts.

In this scene, the Winged Monkeys laugh after playing a prank on the Winkies (people of Oz whose country is characterized by yellow: yellow tinged skin, yellow clothes and yellowish surroundings) by dumping blue dye into the Winkies' lake on the hottest day of summer.

Safety Patrol, Graphite Pencil, 2017

an elementary school safety patrol looks both ways before allowing students to cross the street

Trucks at Work, Prismacolor Markers, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil, 2016

this scene depicts big trucks, including a dump truck, digger, fire truck and crane, at work within a town

Best Friends, Graphite, 2017

drawing of a 10 year old girl posting signs in search of her missing dog. You can also see another girl hiding in the bushes with the dog from the missing posters. This girl is holding a torn photo that says best friends drawing of a girl giving away a dog. In the background another girl is looking upset and running to stop the transaction drawing of a photo of two girls and their dog and all three are wearing a necklace that says Best Friends
drawing of a 10 year old girl posting signs in search of her missing dog. You can also see another girl hiding in the bushes with the dog from the missing posters. This girl is holding a torn photo that says best friends drawing of a girl giving away a dog. In the background another girl is looking upset and running to stop the transaction drawing of a photo of two girls and their dog and all three are wearing a necklace that says Best Friends

Foundation Communities Single Occupancy Room, Prismacolor Marker, Faber-Castell Polychromos, 2017

illustration of a single occupancy studio apartment in a Foundation Communities property photo of a wall signage that incorporates the previous illustration
illustration of a single occupancy studio apartment in a Foundation Communities property photo of a wall signage that incorporates the previous illustration

Big Cat Pool Party, Watercolor, 2016

a lion, tiger, leopard, cougar and panther are lounging around and playing in a swimming pool
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