lucy engelman


We’re heading back to Portland this weekend to start the West Coast leg of the book tour, and these drawings remind me of my summer there. I love the way Lucy Engelman’s watercolor illustrations feel like the last remnants of summer walks through the forest. Each one is like a tiny world trapped in glass. When my black thumb eventually creeps in and kills my summer terrariums, these illustrations are a great way to keep the feel of greenery going. You can check out more of Lucy’s illustrations online right here or shop her collection at Etsy here. xo, grace

*Lucy’s hybrid drawings (below) are beautiful, too.



  1. Jennifer says:

    Oh wow these are lovely. My favorite one on her Etsy page is called “Remedy.”

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/81378540/remedy

  2. sarah jane says:

    I really love her line work. I’ve loved her work for a while…and so glad you’re highlighting it! Gorgeous!

  3. Jenny says:

    Oh wow. I like these. I like how they are so unexpected and classy.

  4. Cassie Marie says:

    Lovely — these remind me a lot of Jay Ryan’s work who I am a huge fan of.

  5. Shif says:

    So glad to see your work up here! Keep those new friends coming m’dear :)

  6. Ubin says:

    Beautiful work. I expect you to have a full on solo show at some super sweet gallery within a year. Get on it :>

  7. Graphics says:

    The last piece in the post is identical to the style of Jay Ryan. I did not see the last piece of art on Lucy Engelman’s website.

  8. thank you so much grace for the post! i could not ask for a more lovely recommendation.

  9. graphics–you can find the last image under buffalofish here: http://www.lucyengelman.com/illustrations/buffalofish2.html hope that helps!

  10. Struggles says:

    Lucy. You are AWSOME!!! …but you already knew that.

  11. jessica says:

    Ahhh, I can’t buy your art from Etsy because you don’t ship to Canada!

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