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Julianna Swaney Illustration

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Julianna Swaney is an artist and illustrator living in the Pacific Northwest. She finds inspiration in fairy and folk tales, as well as animals, classical music, and houseplants. She creates her drawings and illustrations with pencil, watercolor, and gouache.

Each piece invites the viewer into the world of Julianna's imagination, which seems like a fascinating (and often adorable) place to live.

Photos by Julianna Swaney Illustration.

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Rachel Austin

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We love Rachel! Her original paintings have been featured in our shop for years and have become a Portland collectible for many that visit Sellwood.

To create these lovely paintings Rachel begins with a map and then covers it with an acrylic medium, oil paint and ink all layered upon a wooden box frame. On top of the map they may feature paper airplanes, birds, cats, and even an occasional dog.

Rachel has also done more abstract paintings of poppies and lanterns.  We have a great selection of prints from these two series in the shop.

With maps, dogs, or flowers, Rachel's paintings can add a pop of cheer to any room.


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Berkley Illustration Prints

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Berkley Illustration is made up of Ryan and Lucy Berkley right here in Portland, Oregon. Ryan is the self-taught artist and Lucy is the storywriter/customer services/business person behind the scenes.

Ryan and Lucy started creating animal portraits in 2006, combining their love of animals and 'old-timey' portraiture.

All the animals are hand-drawn by Ryan using markers and colored pencils.  Lucy writes the story behind the portrait, like this gem about the Bunny Rabbit:

"Tired being perpetually called "cute", this bunny went through a phase where he wore a mohawk and dyed his fur. He grew to miss the accolades, however, and came to terms with the fact he was just plain adorable."

 We couldn't agree more!


Pictures from Berkley Illustration.

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Marika Paz

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We are happy to welcome artist and illustrator Marika Paz to the Tilde family. Marika grew up on the northern California coast in a redwood forest with her mother and a wolf they thought was a dog. With a lot of time, sky, and sea, Marika developed a love for folktales and art.

A self taught artist, Marika’s work explores the relationships of animals with humans and nature. Her illustrations feature playful forest animals, nature, and folk stories-with a hint of mysticism. Dreamy and imaginative, she creates a world of magic, wonder, and possibilities.

Marika now resides in Portland, OR where she is inspired by the flora and fauna all around her. She lives with her husband Patrick, Scout (the pup), Boogie (the cat), and Sugar Britches (the other cat).

Photographs from Marika Paz.

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