Illustrator Biographies


Erin Kays – In the Wild Places

Erin Kays has been drawing most of her life ever since she was a little girl. She is a third year undergraduate student at George Fox University, double majoring in Graphic Design and Studio Arts. Erin enjoys exploring charcoal, water color painting, and pencil work in the traditional arts. In the digital field she loves applying traditional techniques to create art in Adobe Photoshop. She sings and plays piano, guitar, violin, bass guitar, and recently has picked up the ocarina. When she is not living at Fox, she lives in West Linn, Oregon. In the next couple of years she wants to write and illustrate a children’s book.

ClaraLee Esther – In His Eyes

ClaraLee Esther is an artist who uses many different mediums; her abilities have been cultured through several college classes. She also writes poetry, is an avid journaler, and collects books. Her life’s twin callings of nature preservation and ministry to the grieving are both passions which are close to her heart. ClaraLee lives in Independence, Oregon, with her beloved husband, Bill, with whom she has raised six children and now enjoys seventeen grandchildren. The Lord has always been present in ClaraLee’s life and the life of her family; she firmly believes that we are the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth.

Richard McConochie – Learning to Fly

Richard McConochie is an Oregon Native who wouldn’t have it any other way.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from Oregon State University and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Oregon. He is now working at an architecture firm in Eugene and ballroom dancing regularly. He is inspired by the subtlety of nature and the strength of the human heart.  One day, he hopes to teach to a new generation of dreamers.

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