I am Oana (pronounced "Wanna”) Befort, a Romanian-born graphic artist, freelance illustrator, wife and mother of two based in the Midwest, United States. My mixed media illustrations are inspired by the natural world, my love of flora and fauna, folk motifs, nostalgia, sunlight and everyday life. Although my work is intricate and detailed, I am trying to capture the essence of my subjects and themes with visual balance.
Read more about me on my website.
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SELECTED CLIENT WORK:
Hallmark, Papyrus Greetings, Usborne Publishing, Quarto Publishing, Anthropologie, Etsy, Urban Outfitters, American Greetings, DJECO Toys, Macmillan Publishers, Trader Joe’s, UK Greetings, Orange Circle Studio, TeNeues, Galison Mudpuppy, Michael O’Mara Books, Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market, Aimez Le Style, Bespoke Letterpress.
Backpack Explorer: Discovering Trees (2021), Backpack Explorer: Bug Hunt (2021), Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch (2020), Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk (2019), Backpack Explorer: On The Nature Trail (2018) ~ Publisher: Storey Publishing
BOTANICAL INSPIRATION / A TIMELESS COLLECTION OF FLORA (artist feature) ~ Publisher: Victionary
Drawing Wild Animals ~ Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. | Imprint: Quarry Books
The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Coloring Book ~ Publisher: Michael O'Mara
Forget Me Not (cover art) ~ Publisher: Feiwel & Friends, New York / Macmillan Publishing Group
Creative Folk Art and Beyond ~ Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing / Quarto Books, USA.
The Golden Unicorn, Secrets and Legends ~ Publisher: Michael O'Mara
Coloring Diary ~ Publisher: MICHAEL O'MARA BOOKS
Mollie Makes Magazine, Uppercase Magazine, Flow Magazine, Whole Foods, Artful Blogging Magazine, Picture Perfect Social Media book, Pith & Vigor Magazine, Best Health Magazine Canada, Trois Fois Par Jour Magazine.