I was born and raised in New England and studied art at The University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, earning a B.F.A. with a focus on Printmaking. Here I met Jane Yolen and fell in love with the picture book format, and started to develop my skills in illustration.
After graduation I entered the public schools teaching art at all levels as well as freelancing in illustration. Eventually I left public school teaching to enter the corporate world and worked there for many years until a layoff 2000. From there I started to teach design at the college level, and eventually became a full time college professor.
I am currently both teaching graphic design and freelancing in design and illustration, with a focus on children's illustration.
Member since 1993
Region: New England: Central (Massachusetts)
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