Erin O’Toole

Journals, Illustrations and Paintings

Enjoy these sketches, illustrations and paintings by Erin O'Toole.

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    Neighborhood dogs

  • fountain illustration by Erin O'Toole

    illustration for Sunset Books

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    Pony pasture

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    Garden design illustration

  • illustration by Erin O'toole

    Nature drawings


Erin O’Toole is an illustrator and designer. Her watercolors of flower gardens from plot plans by designers are featured in gardening books and web sites. She created over 500 botanicals for Sunset’s Western Garden Book.

Her book, Create Your own Artists Journal, by North Light Books, is both inspiring and instructive. She also maintains and builds WordPress sites for small businesses as well as illustrating for print and web.

Garden Illustrations

Journal Pages

The Artist

Erin O'Toole

Erin O’Toole

For over twenty years, I have filled journals and canvases with images of animals, gardens and landscapes. After college I traveled to Ireland where I began keeping a travel journal. My first pages were of castles and stonewalls drawn with a fine tip pen and watercolor.

When I head out to the garden, the park or the barn I choose an attitude of seeking, looking for particular animals or plants. Sometimes I find what I am seeking but usually it is something quite different and more wonderful than I could imagine.

I live in Northern California with my husband, Arnie Gamble, musician and instrument builder. I illustrate, design and maintain websites for small businesses.

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