Illustration

hiking custom illustrationThe artists of Painting for Life are also available for contract illustration work. Whether you have a children’s book project, magazine article or an advertisement, the Rockwellian and homestyle look of Painting for Life speaks gently to the hearts of your audience.

First, Why Illustration?

In a world of instant digital photography, one may ask, why pay an illustrator when I can just take a picture?

Some concepts are abstract and require an illustration (or lots and lots of words, but why burden your audience)  

Illustrations reproduce better in print (a black and white interior book illustration reads a lot better than a grayscale photo)

In a world of instant digital photography, why look like everybody else? A good illustration provides a unique, fresh and professional look to your project.

and many more reasons… Contact us to find out how illustrations can benefit your project!


Our Styles

Art by Benjamin Hummel. Rockwellian and painterly illustrations by Benjamin Hummel. Featuring Western, coastal, schoolhouse, childhood nostalgia and other art genres.

Application: Older, traditional and spiritual market. Those who love history, baseball, Rockwell and Westerns. Great for book covers, fine art prints, inspirational cards, journals and puzzles.


Something to Cherish. Cherish Flieder creates unique handmade feminine style illustrations with her original hand embroidered watercolor technique. This decorative illustration look brings sophisticated whimsy to the written word.

Application: Young, hip, female audience. Great for textile design, paper products, young adult editorial, greeting cards, journals, and more.


Been Cherished. Children’s books co-illustrated and designed by Cherish Flieder and Benjamin Hummel. Emphasis on strong character design, story-telling and lively color palettes. Award-winning work featured by ArtsyShark.com, JacketFlap.com, Visual Storytellers Studio, Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators and in other children’s book articles.

Application: Age group: 3-10 year olds. Great for children’s books, murals, children’s publications (magazines, blogs, newsletters, newspapers), greeting cards, and more.