I am a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Children's Book Illustration Certificate program (2012) and the Natural Science Illustration Certificate Program (2010). My interest in art began when I was 6 years old and newly immigrated from the former Republic of Yugoslavia. In an attempt to teach me new words my first grade teacher, who had no knowledge of my language, would draw pictures on the chalkboard and then say and write the words under them. I was so fascinated with drawing that I would spend most of my effort trying to render a better illustration of the image created by my teacher. Thus began a life long love of art.
I love to paint children’s portraits and have taken first place and the people’s choice award for my portrait paintings in the New England Traditions Art Show in 2009. I have written and illustrated 2 children’s picture book dummies and am currently working hard trying to find a publisher and/or agent.
I was recently honored to win 1st place in the 2012 New England SCBWI Poster Contest in the unpublished category and have had my art displayed in the Warwick Museum of Art's "Tell me a Story" exhibit (2012).
Member since 2010
Region: New England: Central (Massachusetts)
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