Artists & Art
Illustrators, Painters, Sculptors, etc.
(See also Photographers and Museums & Galleries)
Susan Wittig Albert
  • Beatrix Potter: author and illustrator in the Lake District in 1900s England

Donna Andrews
  • Meg Langslow: decorative blacksmith in a southern town

Sarah Atwell (Sheila Connolly)
  • Emmeline (Em) Dowell: glassblower, in Tucson, Arizona, in the Glassblowing mysteries

Hyacinthe Baron
  • The Art Mysteries

Neal Barrett Jr.
  • Wiley Moss: graphic artist in Washington, DC

Lorraine Bartlett
  • Katie Bonner: manager of Artisans Alley and an amateur sleuth, in the Victoria Square mysteries

Janie Bolitho
  • Rose Trevelyan: painter and photographer in Cornwall, Englan

Kyril Bonfiglioli
  • Charlie Mortdecai: dishonest art dealer who consorts with international crooks, and his sidekick Jock Strapp, in England

Joan Boswell
  • Hollis Grant: painter and amateur sleuth, starting in Ottawa, and mostly in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ruth Brandon
  • Reggie (Regina) Lee: PhD art curator for the National Gallery in London, England

Robin Burcell
  • Sydney Fitzpatrick: FBI forensic artist in San Francisco, California

Kate Charles
  • Lucy Kingsley: artist, and David Middleton-Brown, a solicitor, in London, England, in the Book of Psalms mysteries

George Chesbro
  • Veil Kendry: painter and adventurer in New York City
  • John “Chant” Sinclair: Medal of Honor winner in Vietnam and martial arts master turned artist

B. Comfort
  • Tish McWhinny: 70-something Vermont artist and painter

Carolyn Coker
  • Andrea Perkins: art historian and restorer in Boston, Massachusetts
Nageeba Davis
  • Maggie Kean: art teacher and sculptor in the high country of Colorado

Hildegarde Dolson
  • Lucy Ramsdale: widowed artist, and James McDougal, a homicide inspector, in Wingate, Connecticut

Rosemary Edghill
  • Karen Hightower: (aka Bast), a white witch and graphic designer in New York City

Aaron & Charlotte Elkins
  • Alix London: young art consultant, whose father was a convicted art forger, based in Seattle, Washington

Jacqueline Fiedler
  • Caroline Canfield: wildlife artist in River Ridge, Illinois

Amanda Flower
  • India Hayes: artist, and librarian at Martin College in Stripling, Ohio

Christine Gentry
  • Ansel Phoenix: half-Blackfoot and half-Anglo, who draws dinosaurs for magazines, books, and museum displays, in Big Toe, Montana

Melissa Glazer (Tim Myers)
  • Carolyn Emerson: middle-aged proprietor of a do-your-own-pottery shop, Fire at Will, in fictional Maple Ridge, Vermont, in the Clay and Crime mysteries

Rick Hanson
  • Adam McCleet: ex-cop turned sculptor, in Portland, Oregon

Karen Harper
  • Sarah Kauffman: an artist who paints murals on barns in her Amish community, and Nate MacKensie, an Ohio state arson inspector, in the Home Valley Amish series

Peter Helton
  • Chris Honeysett: artist and private investigator, in and around Bath, England

Lauren Henderson
  • Sam Jones: sculptor in Camden Town, London, England

Peter Inchbald
  • Franco Corti: detective inspector in the London Art and Antiques Squad, working mainly in Italy

Michael Innes
  • Charles Honeybath: portrait painter in London, England

Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Philip Spence: artist, and Margo Franklin, a waitress, in Chicago, Illinois

Kelly Jones
  • Non-series mysteries with an art focus
Nicholas Kilmer
  • Fred Taylor: art historian in Boston, Massachusetts

Kathryn Lasky Knight
  • Calista Jacobs: illustrator of children’s books in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harley Jane Kozak
  • Wollie Shelley: greeting-card artist in Los Angeles, California

Janet Laurence
  • Canaletto: Italian painter in 18th century London, England

Hailey Lind
  • Annie Kincaid: reformed art forger now in the faux finishing business, in the Art Lover’s mysteries

John Malcolm
  • Tim Simpson: financial consultant turned art investment specialist in London, England

Peg Marberg
  • Jean Hastings and her daughter, Jean Jr., of the interior design firm Designer Jeans, in Seville, Indiana, in the Interior Design mysteries

Susan McBride
  • Andrea “Andy” Kendricks: 30-something artist who backed out of her formal debut when she was eighteen to mother Cissy’s dismay, in Dallas, Texas, in the Debutante Dropout mysteries

Keith McCafferty
  • Sean Stranahan: painter, fly fisherman, and private investigator, and Sheriff Martha Ettinger, in Montana

Leslie O’Kane
  • Molly Masters: cartoonist and greeting card entrepreneur, in Albany, New York

J. Michael Orenduff
  • Hubert Schuze: pot hunter and owner of a shop selling Native American pottery in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jake Page
  • T. Moore “Mo” Bowdre: blind redneck sculptor, and Connie Barnes, his Anglo-Hopi girlfriend, in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hugh Pentecost (Judson Philips)
  • John Jericho: artist and crusader

Rosemary Rowe
  • Libertus: mosaicist and an expert in puzzles and patterns, living in the ancient Roman town of Glevum (now Gloucester), England

Jonathan Santlofer
  • Nate Rodriguez: talented NYPD police sketch artist in New York City

Daniel Silva
  • Gabriel Allon: art restorer and Israeli secret agent

Ray Sipherd
  • Jonathan Wilder: bird artist in Connecticut

Evelyn E. Smith
  • Susan Melville: spinster art teacher and painter, who becomes a freelance assassin, in New York City

Diane A.S. Stuckart
  • Leonardo da Vinci: court engineer to the Duke of Milan, and his apprentice Dino (Delfina in disguise as a boy), in 1480s Milan, Italy

David Stukas
  • Monette O’Reilley: towering lesbian and star player of the Leaping Lesbians soccer team and graphic artist in New York

Sarah Stewart Taylor
  • Elizabeth Will: watercolorist and gallery owner in Dovekey, New Hampshire

Deborah Valentine
  • Katharine Craig: a sculptor, and Kevin Bryce, an ex-sheriff’s detective, in Lake Tahoe, California

Michelle Wan
  • Mara Dunn: French-Canadian interior decorator, relocated to the Dordogne region in southwestern France

Clarissa Watson
  • Persis Willum: artist and art gallery assistant, in Long Island, New York, and France

Derek Wilson
  • Tim Lacy: security expert investigating crime and fraud in the international art world

Dorian Yeager
  • Will, Elizabeth: a watercolorist-gallery owner in Dovekey, New Hampshire

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