Hello! Welcome to my website. I'm so happy you've found me.
Making art has been a lifelong journey beginning in childhood with making my own paper dolls and drawing on the walls.
I loved my childhood picture books, especially an edition of Grimm's Fairytales. Dreaming of making my own children's books someday, I joined the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators in and a writing critique group. I illustrated a picture book entitled, "My Daddy Has Sleep Apnea."
While improving my illustrating skills, I discovered an online class, "Illustrating Children's Books" with "Make Art That Sells." Taking classes there and on Skillshare, my art and confidence began to blossom. I fell in love with collage and mixed-media (gouache, colored pencils, ink, and watercolor.)
During Covid-19 lockdown, I honed my illustration skills, learned Photoshop, sold a few paintings, and. . . TA DA. . . published my own website! In June of 2021, I learned Procreate. Now I create illustrations digitally, in Mixed-Media Collage, or a combination of both.
In the Spring of 2022, I did an Instagram challenge, #100dayproject. I created a collage a day for 100 days. It was a joyous experience! Please take a peek at all 100 collages.
As I continue to edit my picture book manuscripts, I am eager to illustrate my stories, as well as others. I've been commissioned to make collages and welcome more of these assignments.
If you have a project in mind or have any questions, please email me in the Contact Section. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for visiting my site and learning about me.
I hope you enjoy my art - for that is its purpose - to bring JOY!