Lynn McClain

Art + Illustration + Objects

My walking path...

September 2017

August 5, 2017

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children's Book Illustration

For the last 5 years I have been associated with Hathaway House Books LLC, a publisher who is committed to fine quality books. My illustrations appear in four books at this time- "Princess and the Pea", "Shoemaker and the Elves", "Town Mouse and Country Mouse" (all available online at and "The Hare and the Tortoise" which was published in November of 2016. We have just learned that "Tortoise" has won  a Gold Seal from "Mom's Choice Awards! 

"Cinderella" as seen in a few pages below will be available later this year, and I am now working on "The Ugly Duckling".

I work in watercolor and colored pencils. I have loved illustration since my own childhood, and am happy to have been chosen to illuminate these time honored stories.