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:
The Land Trust for Santa Barbara
Restore Hetch Hetchy
California Native Grasslands Association
Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, Santa Barbara, 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