“I have been creative all my life! The desire to change the world around me and make it more cheerful and beautiful is woven into my art. My subject matter is bright, colorful and laced with whimsey.


Whether it is a landscape, an animal or flower painting, I want it to tell a story. Joy, delight, and curiosity to see more are the feelings I hope to share with my readers as they explore my illustration.


I use traditional materials, acrylic, gouache, ink, colored pencil & modeling paste with brush on various surfaces including paper, canvas, wood, and glass to capture movement and life in my creations.


I find the intricate details and patterns in the world around us inspiring. My painting style is a blend of new elements combined with a retro influence. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover interest and beauty in the smallest details.


I live in the beautiful state of Washington, near Seattle. When I’m not creating in my studio, I can often be found gardening and restoring my 1886 Gothic Victorian home, which I share with my adorable corgi, Herbie, and two crazy cats, Uhtred and Stella Fluffanella. I love music, books, road trips, adventuring to foreign lands, and spending time with my fun family. My favorite ice cream is black licorice.”


Rebecca Dickinson

Artist | Illustrator | Muralist

Published Books

  • ANYBODY HOME? Sylvan Dell/Arbordale, 2013, Illustrator
  • OVER IN THE HOLLOW, Chronicle, 2009, Author
  • HALLOWEEN PARADE, Simon & Schuster, 2007, Author/Illustrator
  • MONSTER CAKE, Scholastic/Cartwheel, 2000, Author/Illustrator
  • BOO! A HALLOWEEN STICKER BOOK AND STORY, Becker & Mayer, Troll/Starbucks Special Edition, 1999, Author/Illustrator
  • THE 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN, Scholastic, 1996, 11th print, 200,000+ sold, Author/Illustrator
  • WEE-SING NURSERY RHYMES, Price, Stern & Sloan, 1998, llustrator
  • 12 EDUCATIONAL BOOKS, Learning Resources, 2004, Illustrator


Online Publications

  • THE DIRTY POND, Farfaria! 2013, Illustrator
  • eBook illustrations for babynames.com, 2007


Licensing Works

  • Puzzle designs for STAVE PUZZLES
  • Commissioned art work for BEN FRANKLIN STORES
  • Collector’s plate series for the BRADFORD EXCHANGE



  • Member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, awarded the Don Freeman Memorial Grant for excellence in illustration, 1996
  • Illustration Exhibit, Mercer Island Gallery/People’s Choice Award, 2010
  • Mario Belloni Mask-Invitational painting/Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, 2002


Gallery Exhibits

  • Tasty Gallery Greenwood, Seattle, WA
  • Solo Show, Everett Marina
  • Book Illustration Show/Display, Everett Public Library
  • Prints and Illustration, Sno-Isle Public Library, Snohomish, WA
  • Everett Shack Center
  • NW Illustrators Show, Seattle Convention Center


Other Work

  • Muralist/Exhibit Designer at Imagine Children’s Museum Everett, WA, 2007-2008
  • Multiple private party interior and exterior murals
Contact Rebecca