I have loved creating art from a very young age ~ just about the time I was allowed to
hold a pencil. Our neighborhood public library was built right across the street from
our home, and that is where my love of children's books truly began.

After high school, I attended and graduated from FIDM/The Fashion Institute of
Design & Merchandising.  Studying Illustration, Design and Merchandising at FIDM
provided valuable and vital tools that I have used continually throughout my career
as a Designer and Children's Book Illustrator. I love creating the clothing, scenery
and settings that are needed for each character and story!

Developing characters who bring their own personalities and perspectives into a
story or image is probably the most favorite part of what I do!

It's a privilege, an honor, and a joy to illustrate books and materials for children,
parents and teachers, as well as art for greeting cards, rubber stamps, murals, apparel
designs ~ and cake painting, too!

It's exciting to realize that there is always so much to learn and experience in
creating art and design.
 I love my job!
The Sketchables Blog
My Flickr Portfolio
The Society of Children's
Book Writers and Illustrators