McGrail, Rollin

Hang Tight, As Featured in QUEST MAGAZINE’S SUMMER ISSUE, 2012

Hang Tight, As Featured in QUEST MAGAZINE’S SUMMER ISSUE, 2012
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American Contemporary

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Connecting past and present with dashes of magical realism, my illustrations portray a contemporary sensibility that alternates between social satire and the small town bonhomie of yesteryear. The search is for light, lightness and energy — for the hidden understanding of things — all in hopes that a simple drawing can galvanize thoughts which were formerly obstructed. – Rollin McGrail

Rollin McGrail’s trademark images are recognizable both for style and content. Images often kind-heartedly lampoon the rich while harkening back to the era of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thorn Smiths Topper TV series, the films of Nick and Nora, and the early New Yorker years of Peter Arno.

Rollin’s style is agile, playful, formal and wry. The work is largely conceptual and at the same time lends an air of whimsy and grace to some of the most prosaic of subjects.

Rollin’s work has been shown in galleries from Paris to New York,  Barcelona to Key West, and for the past several years in West Palm Beach and Wellington. The bulk of her production is aimed at national newspapers, magazines and book publishers. Rollin has had weekly illustrations for years in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and has had frequent contributions to Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Glamour, Esquire, GQ, Vogue and Nickelodeon among many others. Her illustrations have appeared in best seller books including TOASTS for Crown publishing and the PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY  from Clarkson N. Potter and BRIGHT HUNTING MORN: THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RADNOR HUNT from the Derrydale Press. She has also received several distinguished awards from the publishing. industry.

Rollin hails from New York and attended art school in England, graduating from Parsons School of Design, New York. She creates her one-of-a-kind illustrations in a whirlwind of a studio in the heart of her colourful Wellington, Florida home.

While money can’t buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.
– Groucho Marx





Client List

Allure, America Entertains, American Baby, American Cheerleader, American Health, American Heritage, American Home Style, American Lawyer, American Theater, American Woman, Archaeology Today, AT&T Focus, Audacity, Audio, Baby Talk, Baltimore Magazine, Barbie, Barney, Beauty, Bloomberg Personal, Bon Appétit, the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Bridal Guide, Bride’s, Business Week, Center for Media & Values, Chicago Tribune, Child, CIO, Computer Land, Computer World, Confetti, Constitution Atlanta Journal, Cosmopolitan, the Daily News, Delta Sky, Departures, the Detroit Free Press, Diversion, Elle Decor, Elle, Disney, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Esteem, European Travel & Life, Executive Female, Family Business, Family Circle, Family Fun, Family Life, First for Women, Fit, Fitness, Florida Trend, Forbes, Fortune, Frequent Flyer, Games, Gastronome, Georgia Trend, Glamour, Globe Communications, Golf, Good housekeeping, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Hartford Courant, Health, Healthy Kids, Healthy Traveler, Healthy Woman, Home Fashions, House & Garden, In Fashion, Inside, Institutional Distribution, Interiors, Interview, Jacksonville Magazine, Jacksonville Today, Kiplinger’s, Ladies Home Journal, Lear’s, the Los Angeles Times, M Inc., Mademoiselle, Manhattan Living, Married Woman, Mary Higgins Clark Mystery, Maternity, McCall’s, Medicine et Enfance, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Metropolitan Home, Mirabella, Modern Bride, Modern Maturity, Money, Musician, New Body, New Choices, New Jersey Monthly, New Woman, New York Magazine, the New York Observer, the New York Post, the New York Times, New York Woman, News Inc., Newsweek, Nickelodeon, On the Avenue, P3 Magazine, Parenting, PC Magazine, PC World, Pitt Magazine (University of Pittsburgh), Polo, Première, Prevention, Queen’s College (CUNY) Magazine, Redbook, Sassy, Savvy, Scholastic Magazines, Self, Self-Esteem, Selling, Seven Days, Seventeen, Shape, Ski, Slim Fast, Smart Money, South Point, Sports Travel, Spy, Stanford Medicine, Tampa Bay Life, Tell, the Atlantic Monthly, the Sun, Travel Holiday, Travel & Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Trump Magazine, UCLA, Unix World, U.S. Air, USA Weekend, Vanity Fair, VIP, Vogue, Vogue Patterns, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Dossier, the Washington Post, Weight Watchers, Whittle Communications, Woman, Woman’s Day, Woman’s Life, Working Mother, Working Woman, Worth, Yale Alumni, YM, Young Executive.

Advertising (Print, Direct mail, Corporate):
American Express, AT&T, Behring, Blockbuster Music, Bloomingdale’s, Chase Manhattan Bank, Continental Insurance, General Motors, Glennon & Co., Grey Advertising, the Kravis Center, New Republic, Newsweek, Pope Tyson, Saab, Sebago, Sega Channel, Scientific American, Wilmington Trust.

Book illustration (Covers, Inside illustration, Children’s books):
Cadmus Custom Publishing, Clarkson N. Potter, Crown, Hamish Hamilton, HarperCollins, McGraw Hill/Macmillan, Random House, Running Press, St. Martin’s Press, Sony (Music CD).


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