Abigail Gray Swartz, is a Maine-based Fine Artist and Illustrator. Known for her award winning New Yorker magazine Women's March-cover. Abigail's work focuses on themes of social justice, motherhood, and time spent in nature. Her work is whimsical, humorous, colorful, and inspiring.
Abigail also illustrates picture books and book covers. She illustrated her first book, "The Safe Return" published by House of Tomorrow Books in 2020.
Abigail is repped by Maile Beale at Arc Literary Agency. See more of Abigail's work by visiting the portfolio on this site.
Illustrating written work is tricky — it’s creating art that serves another piece of art. I found myself repeatedly referencing the beautiful work Abigail Gray Swartz is doing as the current artist-in-residence for the New York Times Motherlode column. She’s really been nailing it lately.
Author of "I Miss You When I Blink"
Exactly what the doctor ordered:
These cards, buttons, and stickers fill a need in our store. We get a lot of customers looking for something different, inspiring, an current. These are perfect.
Dark Star Books & Comics
I’m hooked! Everything I have purchased so far is always and consistently better in person. Abigail continues to both captivate and blow my mind every time with the high quality artwork she produces.
Abigail is a fantastic illustrator and wonderful to work with as well. She brilliantly executes conceptual essays in creative ways. As an artist, she can create a variety of illustrations that all reflect her own style yet are anything but repetitive; some have a watercolor wildness while others are more graphic and still. As a colleague, Abigail is fast, meets deadlines without fail, always willing to re-work something and highly flexible. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Former Editor and Writer of The NY Times Parenting blog "Motherlode"
Abigail's work makes my heart sing. I hired her to illustrate a children's book for my small press. She was such a pleasure to work with, but the real proof is in how beautiful the book turned out. Pretty much every positive review we have received from reviewers has commented on the beautiful illustrations. Her work is fresh, but has a timeless appeal.
Author of "The Safe Return"
Having worked with Abigail on serveral projects now—from commercial to creative—I can confidently say that Abigail is a wonderful, intuitive and famulously professional illustrator and I look forward to working with her again soon.
Knack Factory, and Cohost of "Why are Dads?" podcast
I'm so excited to share my new designs and products I've been adding over on Society 6! It's so fun to offer my customers a variety of merchandise while I grow my business towards partnering with other brands.
Shop from travel mugs, to face masks, pillows and more.
Get in touch with Abigail to inquire about your custom art project from murals, to picture books, portraits, logos, and more.
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