Welcome to my website – home for my portfolio and a place for me to share my current work, and my progress in the professional world of art and illustration.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Cincinnati with additional illustration coursework from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. However, I love to learn so my education didn’t stop there. I’ve taken correspondence courses, participated in online classes and tutorials (still doing that), attended conferences (still doing that too), and taught myself Spanish! (Todavía estoy practicándolo).

While I raised my kids, I was able to create a few works of art each year which I entered in local art competitions. I won numerous awards and made sales, but it is now that I at last have the time to pursue my dream of writing and illustrating children’s books. I’m merging my realistic, tightly rendered fine art pieces into a whimsical and more imaginative illustration style. I want to do works that would be chosen to hang on someone’s wall, as well as looking good in a children’s book. I am a member of the SCBWI and enjoy following and hearing from other children’s illustrators.

Life is about the journey, and while I’m reaching for my brass ring, I’m having fun along the way . . . one brushstroke at a time.