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Matt Van Gorkom

Freelance Book Illustrator & Fantasy Artist

Location:Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Phone: (865) 268-9464
2 Skills
I'm a freelance illustrator. You can see examples of my work at

I have illustrated several independent children's books, created storyboards for commercial television, illustrated book covers, designed characters for puppet shows, illustrated game cards, and worked on a variety of other artistic projects.

I went to school for graphic design, but realized I disliked it and proceeded to take all the fine art and illustration courses. So, while I can create logos, advertisements, brochures, and websites, I much prefer illustration and find illustration of children's books particularly delightful.

My passion is to tell a story through every piece of art I create, to evoke emotion, and ignite the imagination of the viewer. Every aspect of my painting is centered around this—story, light, shadow, color, subject, and composition.
I especially love an image with a story that alludes to a world beyond the picture frame and that speaks of deep truths. My quest is to capture beauty and the epic in every aspect of my work and to do so with excellence.

Thank you for your time and consideration,
Matt VG
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration
Fantasy Art