I’m Manelle.

Whether it’s through telling stories for a middle-grade book cover, or creating a costume illustrations that brings out a character’s personality, I try to create illustrations that bring enchantment to life. I love drawing fantastic, and historical subjects, and work primarily using watercolors.

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in illustration from Brigham Young University-Idaho. I have been working as a freelance Illustrator since 2005.

Now I live in Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband and two cats who we named after the weather. (Muggy and Drizzle) I enjoy being a member of SCBWI and volunteer with our illustrator coordinator to plan an annual conference for the illustrators in our area.

Contact Me:

Click Here to See My Resume, and published books on LinkedIn

Download Publishing Portfolio (1141) Download Costume Illustration Portfolio (368)

On my blog, you can see videos of my painting process, with a few art tutorials thrown in. Look for new posts every week. Or you can get these updates in your inbox by signing up for my newsletter below.