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 non profit sector. She also creates commissioned art for clients and collectors.

Lesley resides in Topanga Canyon, CA, halfway between the valley and the sea.

Selected Clients and Projects:

Heyday Books (forthcoming, 2020)


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


Mountains Restoration Trust


Botanicalife, Larkspur, CA

Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego, CA


Rancho Santa Ana 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

about lesley

© 2017 Lesley Goren.

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