About the Artwork
City Friends, Digital
These illustrations are in a leveled reader for Norwood House Press. The story, for very
beginning readers, is about two friends who spend a late summer's day in the city together.
Sketches are done in pencil, then scanned and colored in Photoshop. Karen Lewis is an
illustrator for children's and educational media.
As an artist, I love to explore the world around me - communicating what I've learned in a style that is accessible, accurate and visually delicious. I strive to interpret the stories and characters I encounter with humor, genuine affection and just the right amount of detail. My husband, young son and are settled in Seattle with 2 cats, 4 chickens and 40,000 honeybees. We live smack in the middle of the city and pretend to have a farm. The neighbors believe us!