Ever since I was a child, I knew I wanted to be an artist. My Air Force dad would often bring home crayons, paper, and coloring books from his TDYs. We moved around a lot when I was growing up but I always had my art supplies and beloved books in tow. In high school my art teacher encouraged me to pursue art as a career. This, along with several scholarships and my family’s support, led me to the Rhode Island School of Design.
Since graduating with a BFA in Illustration, I’ve worked with several clients nationwide, including children’s book publishers, magazine publishers, media companies, cultural centers, and private collectors. I like to work on projects that build on my strong multicultural traditions, but also anything that lights the spark of imagination.
I often enjoy visiting schools, workshops, and conferences to talk with enthusiastic readers, writers, and artists of all ages about illustrating children’s books. Additionally, I served as Illustrator Coordinator for the Minnesota chapter of the SCBWI from 2006-2011. My husband and I recently relocated with our rescued dog back to our favorite city, Providence, RI.
Member since 2005
Region: New England: South (Connecticut/Rhode Island)
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