Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Featured Illustrators

Featured Illustrators – 
March 2023


Welcome! Oregon SCBWI is proud to feature two Illustrator Members each month.


Below you’ll find information about these artists and links to their Portfolio Work.


We encourage you to take a few minutes to learn about our Featured Illustrators.


NEW: Podcast Featuring Pacific NW KidLit Illustrators –

Oregon Illustrators are featured on the KidLit Illustrators Talk Podcast. Check it out!


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Artist Website

Elizabeth Goss is an illustrator, author, and papercutter based in Portland, OR. Her first picture book, My Way West: Real Kids Traveling the Oregon and California Trails (West Margin Press, 2021) won the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People. Her forthcoming picture book, All About Nothing (Charlesbridge, 2023) is a collaboration with decorated children’s author Elizabeth Rusch and celebrates the positives of negative space.

Elizabeth is an honors graduate of Syracuse University’s illustration program and a proud member of the Guild of American Papercutters. She loves to teach and welcomes students of all ages into the world of papercutting through her workshops. When she isn’t in her studio, Elizabeth is usually outside enjoying time with her family.

Elizabeth is represented by Fiona Kenshole at Transatlantic Agency. You can learn more about Elizabeth at or peek inside her studio on Instagram @lizabethgoss.







Artist Website

Diane Kress Hower is an author/illustrator who moved to Oregon in 1986. An outdoorsy person, she immediately felt akin with the Pacific Northwest and raised her family here. Diane holds a BS in art education and sculpture from Portland State University and a MA in Art Therapy Clinical Counseling from Marylhurst University.  Her illustration training evolved out of years of drawing, painting, photography, and 2D design undergrad studies. Then, she was led to college level children’s book illustration classes with working picture book illustrators from the Portland Art Institute and other area colleges.

Diane has been a photographer since age four when her grandfather introduced her to a Brownie camera and his darkroom.  Diane works in traditional media and digital media. Her passion is ignited by everything nature and the environment. Her favorite media is watercolor collage and mixed media. Diane is the current NF liaison for Oregon SCBWI. You can find out more about her on her website

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Featured Illustrator Archive



Alexis Eastburn – 2/2023 Lezlee Ware – 2/2023


Heidi Aubrey – 1/2023 Deborah Hocking – 1/2023


Ryan Middaugh – 12/2022 Shelly Swann 12/2022


Brenda Bokenyi – 11/2022 Jordan Kim – 11/2022


Kassy Keppol – 10/2022 Sarah Steinberg – 10/2022


Chamisa Kellogg – 9/2022 Elinore Eaton – 9/2022