Illustrator, South Haven, MI
Freelance illustrator for children's books and surface design. I live in my tiny hometown on the shores of Lake Michigan. Inspired by the farms, woodlands and the slower pace of life here. I spend my days creating whether it's painting, drawing or playing with clay or metal.
I studied painting, drawing and printmaking at Kendall College of Art & Design where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
When I'm not painting, I'm making beads and jewelry. I'm the author of three jewelry and bead books: Jewelry Designs from Nature, and Beautiful Elements published by Kalmbach Publishing. My upcoming title is the Beadmaking Lab with Quarry Books.
I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and served as the Southwest Texas SCBWI advisor for several years before my move to Michigan. I’ve had the privilege of taking two master classes with Tomie dePaola during the SCBWI’s national conferences. In 2008 I was awarded the Tomie dePaola Portfolio Award.
I'm available for licsening and commissions.
Contact me at (269) 872-3389 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quarry Books, Kalmbach Publishing, Perfection Learning, Yeowon Media, Story Friends Magazine, Iguana Magazine, San Antonio Water Systems H2O University
2008 Tomie DePaola Portfolio Award
SCBWI Featured Artist at www.scbwi.org
SCBWI Winter Illustrator Contest Honorable Mention
SCBWI June Illustrator Contest Honorable Mention
Austin SCBWI Conference Illustrator Contest Winner