New work by Kelly Houle on eBay

Kelly Houle, as most of you know, is the artist and calligrapher who’s doing the Illuminated Origin of Species project, along with several other endeavors (she’s going to illustrate our upcoming children’s book on Mr. Das and his fifty cats). I noticed on Facebook that she has a new painting for sale at a ridiculously low starting price on eBay, and is also offering some of her other biology-related work. 

She has not told me about this or asked me to publicize her work; I just noticed it and thought that readers might like to make a purchase or two.

Blueberry, a small 2″ X 2″ oil painting on masonite:


Blackberry, oil on canvas, 2.5″ X 3.5″


Ranier cherry, oil on canvas, 2.5″ X 3.5″:


Darwin’s orchid (Angraecum sesquipedale) being pollinated by a moth (I have this one, which of course is of great interest to evolutionists, and it’s great):


There are also lovely beetle prints and her gold-embossed Darwin “tree of life” greeting cards, which are my go-to cards for sending to biologists and science lovers. You can see them all on Kelly’s “booksilluminated” eBay page.


  1. Taskin
    Posted June 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm | Permalink


  2. Posted June 18, 2016 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    For those who’ve never seen Kelly’s work in person…it’s as good as it gets. She’s honed the technique of her craft to perfection, and the vision that technique enables her to express is exquisite and elegant.


  3. Diana MacPherson
    Posted June 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I have one of Kelly’s beetles and you won’t regret the purchase! Great work!

  4. Mark R.
    Posted June 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I too have “Darwin’s Orchid” hanging in our new den. We love it.

  5. Ann German
    Posted June 18, 2016 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the reference! I just ordered some of those great cards and am going to bid on the blueberry (related to the huckleberries we have here in NW Montana)

  6. aldoleopold
    Posted June 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I have Darwin’s Orchid, too – it’s simply stunning.

    Love how she incorporated Houle into the woodwork in the blueberry painting.

  7. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted June 19, 2016 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    Hmmm, tempting.

  8. somer
    Posted June 19, 2016 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Her work is inspiring stuff

  9. Posted June 19, 2016 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    I adore how she “carved” her name into the wood under the blueberry!

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