Dow Phumiruk

Freedom: Be who you are, Love who you love, Read what you want

December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

Auction Items

Signed Original – Printed from a Digital Piece with Pencil and Acrylic Added (not from the book but one Dow hopes will be in a book one day)
Dimensions: 11 x 14 inches

Signed hardcover copy of Counting on Katherine (written by Helaine Becker)

Illustrator’s Biography

Dow Phumiruk is a clinically retired pediatrician who has found her passion in creating children’s books. Though creative throughout childhood, she put this artistic part of her aside as she pursued a career in medicine. Years later, when she chose to take time off to be a stay-at-home mother (2003), she rediscovered her love of all things creative, finding much joy especially in children’s book illustration. She experimented with different mediums and styles on her own for a while. Finally realizing she couldn’t do it all alone, she took the plunge into SCBWI in 2011 – and hasn’t looked back! She is currently a co-Regional Advisor for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI. 

Now she primarily works digitally (mostly because she really, really, really needs to erase sometimes) and is represented by East West Literary Agency. Her favorite subjects are children (especially girls) and animals. She has written and/or illustrated several books. Clients include HarperCollins, Henry Holt/Macmillan, Hachette Book Group, Abrams, Viking, Candlewick, Sleeping Bear Press, Penguin/Random House, and Levine Querido (how cool to work with founder Arthur Levine, who brought Harry Potter to America!). See my section of books for details. 

She lives in Colorado with her husband of three decades, three artistic daughters, a dog, and a few small pets. Dow also enjoys fast and furious sewing projects and limited (she’s not that athletic) hiking.

You can learn more about Dow on her website.


The live auction will be from December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay. You can bid anytime during that week on eBay.

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Dow Phumiruk has generously donated her work to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Children’s Illustrators Art Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages.