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Childrens book author & illustrator ~ Hand painted Ornaments ~ Custom painted wooden Cigar Boxes

Welcome to my home page!   I appreciate your interest in my work.  

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I specialize in house portraits and architectural illustrations. I work primarily in pen & ink with watercolor added. For a price list on my custom work please see the HOME PORTRAITS page. I also paint wall murals and am currently working on illustrations for a series of children's books. This site is always under construction. I plan to update it often so please check back again soon


Look for DUDE THE HUNTER, written & illustrated by me.  Available at Barnes&Noble.com, Amazon.com & select stores. ~~~~Or email me for your signed copy today! Only $10. & $2. postage    

WINDY CITY DUDE - in progress.

& LOOK FOR the children's books EVERYBODY LOVES MOOKIE, MOOKIE & THE RESCUED CAT & MOOKIE GOES DOWN THE SHORE, MOOKIE & THE CHRISTMAS TREE, and MOOKIE & THE CANDY STORE written by Judith Kristen & illustrated by me. Available at select bookstores, online at Barnes&Noble.com, Borders.com, Amazon & Target.com.    

DUDE THE HUNTER  $10.order a signed copy for your favorite little one!
As with all Mookie books, a percentage of all book sales will go to animal shelters & animal rescue

Barnes & Noble, Barrington
book signing & reading

Illustrator of “Mookie” Series Now Displaying at Barrington Area Library

Artist Sue Daly displays her illustrations from the Mookie the Cat book series at the Barrington Area Library. Meet the artist on Friday, Dec 10, 7 pm. Proceeds from sales of the books benefit no kill pet shelters.

Artist Sue Daly displays her illustrations from the Mookie the Cat book series at the Barrington Area Library. Meet the artist on Friday, Dec 10, 7 pm. Proceeds from sales of the books benefit no kill pet shelters. On the shelves at the Barrington Area Library, there’s an autographed copy of the children’s book “Mookie & The Christmas Tree” with the inscription: "For My Hometown Library BARRINGTON! – SW Daly & Mookie (pawprint)."Sue Daly’s hometown library, the Barrington Area Library, will be displaying original illustrations for the book in the library’s “Gallery in The Library” through January 1. Library patrons can meet and talk with Sue Daly at an artist’s reception on Friday, December 10 starting at 7 pm.
How Sue Daly came to be the illustrator for the Mookie series written by Judith Kristen and featuring Mookie the Cat along with Pup Buddy Henley is a tale in serendipity. Just before the call from Author Judith Kristen came, Daly’s own dog had disappeared. Her dog had been gone for three days, and after he returned, Daly pledged she was going to do something to help no kill pet shelters. Daly said, “Just a couple of months later, I received the call from Judith after she had seen my illustrations at the printer the same time another of her books was being printed. She thought my work would be perfect for her upcoming Mookie series. She told me there was one catch – a large percentage of profits from the books would be donated to no kill pet shelters. I got goosebumps.”The collaborative partnership between Kristen and Daly has since produced five Mookie books, and Daly is now at work writing and illustrating her own book to be entitled “Dude Dog’s Dreams” expected to publish in the summer of 2011. Once again, she’ll be donating profits to no kill pet shelters. For more information on the artist and the December 10 reception, visit www.BALibrary.org. Daly’s illustrations of Mookie and Henley will be display at the Barrington Area Library through January 1.

Artist Reception & Book Signing for Mookie & the Christmas Tree, Barrington, IL

Contact me if you would like me to visit your child's school! I read the Dude book, show how a book is created and play find the Dude games.     Here I am visiting the 2nd grade at Countryside School, Barrington Hills, IL

I have also illustrated for others --  here are the MOOKIE BOOKS! 



EVERYBODY LOVES MOOKIE   (first in the series)


Mookie & the Candy Store


Grand Tradition Homes, builders, Barrington, IL

Barrington Bed & Breakfast, Barrington, IL

Home Portrait - watercolor

KATRINA HOUSES    Houses for Humanity


Book Cover Design

House Portraits - Pen & Inks ~ see price list on Home Portraits page

Gingerbread House - Campgrounds @ Oak Bluffs, Martha"s Vineyard

Pen & Ink w/ Watercolor

HANDPAINTED ORNAMENTS  $39.00 ea plus $5.85 priority shipping    email me photo(s)  SVDalyIllustrations@comcast.net

Of your home, a friend's, a favorite spot, landmarks pet or sport teams.  ANNIVERSARY ~ HOUSE WARMING ~ CHRISTMAS ~ BIRTHDAY ..........