Award-winning Owl Illustration by Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

Painted in gouache on wood, this tiny, detailed 3x4" owl painting exhibited in Los Angeles and was the featured image in my award-winning portfolio at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conference in 2016. © Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

Painted in gouache on wood, this tiny and incredibly detailed 3×4″ owl painting exhibited at a gallery in Los Angeles and was the featured image in my portfolio at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) conference that won a mentorship award. © Susie Ghahremani / boygirlparty.com

As an illustrator, I typically work in traditional media and enjoy painting in gouache on natural materials like wood. I try to make all of my artwork have handmade feel. This slows down our seeing and helps us notice details, particularly for young readers.

Skills: nature + animals, personal work