At its best, illustration is prose in paint. Through art, I aim to enhance an idea, product, or story.

I spent the last few years raising my kids. Now, I return to the drawing board.

I am available for commercial projects. I also seek to donate work to nonprofit organizations that fight for racial, economic, and environmental justice.

Illustration clients include:

  • Simon and Schuster
  • Harpers San Francisco
  • House Beautiful
  • Writers Guild
  • Northland Publishers
  • Sears
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Prevention
  • Harcourt
  • J. Walter Thompson
  • L.A. Weekly
  • Bon Appetit
  • Hay House
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • Scholastic
  • Utne Reader


  • Harbor UCLA pediatric clinic
  • The Children’s Clinic Long Beach

Illustrated Books

  • Donnatalee, by Erika Tamar, published by Harcourt
  • The Garden of Happiness, by Erika Tamar, published by Harcourt
  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyan explained, by Paramhansa Yogananada
    Edited by J. Donald Walters, published by Chrystal Clarity


The American Red Cross “Take Heart L.A.”
North American Transplant Coordinators Organization “Encouraging Organ Donations”


Art Center College of Design Pasadena, figure drawing instructor for Saturday High


Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

B.A. in fine arts with distinction in illustration

University of California, Los Angeles

Barbara Lambase