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Lesley Goren is an artist and illustrator interested in "place", be it the woods, the city, or somewhere in between. 


Lesley creates work depicting the beauty of California's natural environments, as well as informational illustrations explaining plant and fire ecology. Her drawings are contemporary and lively while remaining scientifically accurate. She loves using images and text to make ideas more accessible.


Lesley has shown and sold her work in galleries, boutiques, and park visitor centers throughout California and beyond. She creates custom illustrations for clients, especially in the environmental-based nonprofit sector. She also creates commissioned art for clients and collectors.

Designs are available for licensing, please inquire at

Lesley resides in Ventura County, California.

Selected Clients and Projects:

Heyday Books 


Western National Parks Association

California Native Plant Society

Growing Hope Gardens

Los Padres ForestWatch

Blindhund Athletics

Mission Trails Regional Park

Rivers & Lands Conservancy 

Bloom Dammit!


Diptyque Paris​

Social Wig Co.

Theodore Payne Foundation

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara

Restore Hetch Hetchy

California Native Grasslands Association


Mountains Restoration Trust


Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, Santa Barbara, CA

Shout and About, Los Angeles, CA


Botanicalife, Larkspur, CA

Placerville Flowers on Main, Placerville, CA

Santa Barbara Company, Santa Barbara, CA

Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego, CA


California Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA


Theodore Payne Foundation, Sun Valley, CA

California Historical Society / Ten Lions Book Store, San Francisco, CA

Moona Star, Topanga, CA


Artemisia Nursery, Northeast LA, CA

Los Angeles County Store, Silverlake, CA

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