Author Zadie Smith
Author Zadie Smith

Self-promotion portrait of author Zadie Smith

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

Nautilus: Walter Pitts
Nautilus: Walter Pitts

The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World With Logic

Walter Pitts rose from the streets to MIT, but couldn’t escape himself.

Nautilus

AD Francesco Izzo

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

  The Shadow in the Garden   Cover illustrated for the biography of a biographer, James Atlas - which examines his impulse to study writers.  A.D. Kelly Blair, Penguin Random House  * Image chosen by jury to appear in the Society of Illustrators annual show and book, SI60  All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

The Shadow in the Garden

Cover illustrated for the biography of a biographer, James Atlas - which examines his impulse to study writers.

A.D. Kelly Blair, Penguin Random House

* Image chosen by jury to appear in the Society of Illustrators annual show and book, SI60

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

Lead Acetate
Lead Acetate

For A.D. Michael Mrak, Scientific American magazine.

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

Fireweed
Fireweed

Self-promotion based on the novel, The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels.

Life, death, water, earth, love, grief… Cycles. A novel written with such poetry that I couldn’t shake it. I didn’t have a plan beforehand, I just started painting. The flower is fireweed, a native plant that grows after a forest fire, when everything has burnt to the ground… I thought it was suitable to the main character, Jean, thrown into grief after the death of her unborn child, her recovery and to the story overall.

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

Pink Horse
Pink Horse

Self Promotion: Pink Horse

"And the day came when the risk to
remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk
it took to blossom." - Anais Nin

Chosen, American Illustration 31
Selected, Society of Illustrators 55

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

Nautilus Magazine: Boundaries (Time)
Nautilus Magazine: Boundaries (Time)

Back cover illustration of Nautilus magazine for the Boundaries issue, this image looking at the concept of time.

A.D. Len Small

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

 

Double Life
Double Life

This image accompanied a personal essay concerning a woman's husband who lied to her about being gay during their twenty year marriage.

MORE Magazine | AD Faith Cochran

*Awarded a gold medal in the Editorial category from the Society of Illustrators in New York in 2010.

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

Author Zadie Smith
Nautilus: Walter Pitts
  The Shadow in the Garden   Cover illustrated for the biography of a biographer, James Atlas - which examines his impulse to study writers.  A.D. Kelly Blair, Penguin Random House  * Image chosen by jury to appear in the Society of Illustrators annual show and book, SI60  All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018
Lead Acetate
Fireweed
Pink Horse
Nautilus Magazine: Boundaries (Time)
Double Life
Author Zadie Smith

Self-promotion portrait of author Zadie Smith

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

Nautilus: Walter Pitts

The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World With Logic

Walter Pitts rose from the streets to MIT, but couldn’t escape himself.

Nautilus

AD Francesco Izzo

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

The Shadow in the Garden

Cover illustrated for the biography of a biographer, James Atlas - which examines his impulse to study writers.

A.D. Kelly Blair, Penguin Random House

* Image chosen by jury to appear in the Society of Illustrators annual show and book, SI60

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

Lead Acetate

For A.D. Michael Mrak, Scientific American magazine.

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

Fireweed

Self-promotion based on the novel, The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels.

Life, death, water, earth, love, grief… Cycles. A novel written with such poetry that I couldn’t shake it. I didn’t have a plan beforehand, I just started painting. The flower is fireweed, a native plant that grows after a forest fire, when everything has burnt to the ground… I thought it was suitable to the main character, Jean, thrown into grief after the death of her unborn child, her recovery and to the story overall.

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

Pink Horse

Self Promotion: Pink Horse

"And the day came when the risk to
remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk
it took to blossom." - Anais Nin

Chosen, American Illustration 31
Selected, Society of Illustrators 55

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

Nautilus Magazine: Boundaries (Time)

Back cover illustration of Nautilus magazine for the Boundaries issue, this image looking at the concept of time.

A.D. Len Small

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

 

Double Life

This image accompanied a personal essay concerning a woman's husband who lied to her about being gay during their twenty year marriage.

MORE Magazine | AD Faith Cochran

*Awarded a gold medal in the Editorial category from the Society of Illustrators in New York in 2010.

All images © Julia Breckenreid 2018

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