Joan Charles

Joan is an artist, an illustrator, a graphic designer, a reader, a writer, and a dreamer of day dreams. She loves browsing in used bookstores, visiting museums and art galleries, and poking around in the dusty corners of junktique emporiums.

In addition to illustrating the award-winning Lexicon novels for middle grade readers, Joan has created art for children's books and magazines, galleries, exhibitions, and for private collectors.

For more information on Joan's work or to just say hello, please feel free to drop her a line.


All Manner of Madness Group Exhibit, the Upstairs Gallery at Century Books
Three Artists Group Exhibit, the Upstairs Gallery at Century Books
Montana Avenue Art Walk

The Secret Garden, Group Exhibit, Hive Gallery
Group Exhibit, Hive Gallery
Montana Avenue Art Walk

Homegrown Group Show, Roberts Art Gallery
Montana Avenue Art Walk

Tarot Group Exhibit and Limited Edition Tarot Deck Artist, Hive Gallery
Lullabies & Nightmares Group Show, Hive Gallery
Harbinger Book Launch and Exhibit, Hive Gallery
Circus, Circus Group Show, Hive Gallery

Small Wall Featured Artist, Hive 6th Anniversary Show
Tarot Group Exhibit, Hive Gallery

Priceless Group Exhibit, Hive Gallery
Alice in Wonderland Group Exhibit, Hive Gallery
Illustration West 48, Society of Illustrators, LA

Westside Illustrators Group Exhibit, Chemers Gallery

Love Letters Group Exhibit, Lunar Boy Gallery

Once Upon A Summertime Group Exhibit

Westside Illustrators Group Exhibit

Select Clients

New Moon Magazine, Scholastic UK, Boyds Mills Press, Dover Publications, Spider Magazine, Tumblehome Press, McGraw Hill, Scarletta Press, Los Angeles Times

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