Like many artists, I've loved the power of a pencil and pen since I was a young child. They are tools we use to render other worlds, worlds to escape into, and to create journeys that bring us back to our own world with new insight.
As an aspiring author/illustrator I love the challenge of creating characters people can relate to. I feel compelled to add a dose of humor throughout my work where appropriateness allows.
I currently serve as the Illustrator Coordinator for the Nevada SCBWI. As an active member, I've met some extraordinary talented people and I value the relationships that have been fostered throughout the years of my membership.
In 2009 I was selected by Laurent Linn Art Director of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers as one of his "mentees" in the Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program. I worked with Mr. Linn revising some of my old characters as well rendering three scenes from the "Wizard of OZ," which can be seen in my gallery. This experience helped me grow as an artist by leaps and bounds. However, it's the continued efforts with some amazing artists/critique partners that has allowed me to grow even more.
Member since 2002
Published In Children's Market: