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Michelle Dorenkamp




About Michelle Dorenkamp


I love my job!  I can't remember not defining myself as an artist.  I began drawing at age 3 and have had a pencil or paintbrush in my hand ever since.

After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration, I worked in advertising before switching to publishing.
I've been fortunate enough to illustrate over 75 books for various publishers in the US and abroad, and have had a recurring spread in National Wildlife's Wild Animal Baby magazine since its original issue in 1999.

I live with my wonderful husband Keith and family in a rural area outside St. Louis, MO, surrounded by nature and its inspiring beauty.

Book Covers by Michelle Dorenkamp

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Styles By This Artist

  • Cartoon

  • Semi-Realistic

  • Stylized

  • Grades K-7

  • Teens and Adults

  • Mixed Medium

  • Pen & Ink

  • Watercolor

  • Black Line

  • Black Line w/Tone

  • Digital: Illustrator

  • Digital: Photoshop

  • Color

  • Religious

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