Welcome to Child at Heart Gallery!

We are pleased to announce that we will be providing an inside look at the making of David McPhail’s latest release – Bunny’s First Spring.  Running from May 13 through June 16 we will run a daily post of the complete artists’ work, from the first story ideas – early research – preliminary sketches – dummy books – alternate paintings for certain pages … all the way through to the complete collection of final original illustrations.  The postings will be on Child at Heart’s Facebook page.


Check it out - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Child-at-Heart-Gallery/58608486716

David McPhail will (for a limited time) entertain offers for the entire  “Bunny’s First Spring”, to include 1 14-page bound sketchbook, 1 10-page bound sketchbook, 14 loose sketch pages, 2 photo resource pages, 12 loose color test sketch pages, 1 complete book dummy and all 17 original final illustrations to create the book. 

New Arrivals!Kay Chorao – – dazzling original book illustrations from I Could Eat You Up! and Rosie to the Rescue.Grace Lin - – back in stock, a signed/limited edition print – - “Stowaway” – – from the cover of Cricket Magazine.David McPhail - – back in stock, a signed/limited edition print – – “… and the wind that sped them all night long.”  from Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.

We invite you to explore our 2014 incarnation.  You will find clear connections from our talented and terrific artists … to the books that they illustrate … and the very special meanings that they add to every page.  We welcome your comments and feedback.

Featuring children’s book illustrator paintings and prints

Encourage an interest, recall a book or just enjoy the beauty

Original illustrations and prints by Kay Chorao, Chris Demarest, Mary Newell De Palma, Ed Emberley, Trina Schart Hyman, and David McPhail

This site showcases the art of Children’s Book Illustrators – from dazzling original art of Caldecott winners to fine limited edition prints – from classic children’s literature to today’s picture story books. Watercolors, pen & ink and engravings are just some of the techniques used to tell the stories that involve our hearts and minds. Find the colors, characters and subjects you want in your baby’s room, decorating the kitchen, in Grandpa’s den or a professional office!