Lynn McClain

Art + Illustration + Objects

Moving toward Spring...

It's a long path and there is much to be done. Climate Crisis. Australian Fires. Wildlife Conservation. Elections.

Be Brave.

Children's Book Illustration

For the last 9 years I have been associated with Hathaway House Books LLC, a publisher who is committed to fine quality books. My illustrations appear in seven books at this time- "Princess and the Pea", "Shoemaker and the Elves", "Town Mouse and Country Mouse"', "Cinderella" and "The Hare and the Tortoise." We have learned that "Tortoise" has won  a Gold Seal from "Mom's Choice Awards! ""The Ugly Duckling" and "Jack and the Beanstalk" will also be published this November- a sneak preview at the bottom of this page!

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I work in watercolor and colored pencils. Animal illustration is my favorite, and it is always my intention to honor the integrity of the creatures. I have loved illustration since my own childhood, and am happy to have been chosen to illuminate these time honored stories.

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INSTAGRAM: @blackdogstudio26

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