New! Bambi Book Now Available!

(Oct 2021 Update: I’ve got one original illustration left. It’s up in my etsy shop here)

Yay! “Bambi – A Life In The Woods” released on January 19, 2021 and is finally here! I was asked to illustrate this book back in 2018, completed the illustrations in 2019, then some delays in 2020…. so this project has been a long time coming. I was given the full English translated novel, and was asked to come up with 15 or so illustrations to span over the 26 chapters. As it turned out, the book ended up being a shortened abridged version, which is a much easier read for kids. This is an 88 page hardcover book, and I ended up doing 17 illustrations in total. So without further ado…

Above is a photo with the dust jacket on. The actual book has the same artwork on the cover. The back of the actual hardcover has a little write up about the author and me. This book turned out so beautiful!

Right now I am offering the original illustrations for sale. All paintings were done in acrylic paints on hardboard (gessobord). Each measures 11×14 inches and they have been sealed in a gloss finish to both protect and enhance the painting. A signed copy of the book is also included with each original art piece and shipping is free to anywhere in the US. (I do ship worldwide).

I’ve also got some signed copies of the book up in my etsy shop. These ship direct from me and are a little bit more than retail. They are priced at $15.95 + ship, however if your order total reaches $35 the shipping will disappear and your entire order ships for free (USA).
Here is a link to my etsy shop! >>

If you wanted an original illustration but you see that it has already sold, I will be offering a few works in an 8×10 limited edition. This will be a very short edition size, probably 5. But this way if you wanted an illustration for your nursery, living room, or where ever…there will be an option to get a signed LE collectible print! 🙂 -Cindy


Peter Rabbit Book

I pre-ordered the book and it came a little early!  I’m so pleased with how it turned out!  I am posting a few pics of the actual book below.  The illustrated pages are full color pages, and it comes with a nice full color graphic dust jacket as well.  Currently the book is only available as a hardcover.  If anyone is interested it purchasing a copy, they are available on Amazon and also at Barnes and Noble for $12.99.  I’m also going to post a few signed copies in my etsy shop.  These will be a little higher priced than through the book store as I am purchasing these full price at the bookstore myself.  Anyhow, some requested signed copies, so I’ll try to keep some in stock over the next month or so. 🙂
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Peter Rabbit

I announced this over on my facebook page back in September, but I’m going to make a post over here too now that it is getting closer.  I illustrated Beatrix Potter’s “Peter Rabbit” this year and it is set to release January 16, 2018!


The book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon here!  You can also find it on the Barnes and Noble website as well.  I have already started to offer the original illustrations.  All were done on 14×18 stretched canvas in acrylic paint.  The first 3 have sold, and I will be posting more soon.  If you are interested in obtaining one, please subscribe to my Art Alerts here, as this is specifically for collectors who want to know when originals are made available.

Limited signed prints will also be made available in my etsy shop soon on select pieces.  Follow my on my facebook page or instagram to catch the news I post about the book and thanks for reading!!  -Cindy

A Tiny Taxi – Original Book Illustration + Book!

Update:  Sold!
My penny auction this week is an original painting that was specifically made for an illustration in the book “House”.  Almost all the illustrations for that book were painted on canvas as I wanted that textured look for the full color pages.  Most of the originals sold at art shows when the book was first released.  I kept “A Tiny Taxi” for my personal collection, but have decided to part with it so someone else could enjoy this fun story.  This auction includes a soft cover copy of the book which I have signed on the inside.
Tiny Taxi - Cindy Thornton Art
You can see more inside pictures of the book herewhere you can also find direct links to Amazon if you would like to purchase a copy.  (Amazon orders will not be signed obviously).
This auction ends:  June 10th, 2015
Tiny Taxi - Cindy Thornton Art