The many sides of Gary Whitley

I am a self employed artist living the the Pacific Northwest. I have done whimsical artwork for greeting cards, advertising campaigns, home decorations, prints and packaging.

I have done illustrations for children's books including The Pumpkin Goblin Makes Friends written by Aaron Taylor. One reviewer wrote: "The final part of a compelling tale for children is the pictures, and Gary Whitley's artwork makes the story...the full colored illustrations are on every page. They're well drawn, colorful and imaginative. It's worth picking up this book just to view Whitley's illustrations."

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Since 1990 I have been doing historical and natural history art for museums, aquariums and zoos nationwide. I work in many styles and mediums including watercolors, oils, pastels, airbrush, scratchboard and digital. Check out my other site at:

My prior experience includes illustrations and editorial graphics at several newspapers.

In late 2010 I was selected as an Associate Designer for the U.S. Mint designing coins and medals. Ultimately, I created the final winning design for the Eliza Johnson reverse in the First Spouses series of 1/2 ounce gold coins and the 2012 El Yunque National Forest ATB (America The Beautiful) Quarter reverse.

I was also recently under contract with the National Park Service's Southeast Region for artistic illustration of historic and cultural events. Some noteworthy recent projects include work on the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Pennsylvania, Hopewell Culture National Park in Ohio, The Oregon Zoo and the National Steinbeck Center in California.