I have a BA in Studio Art from Cal State LA. I also have credentials in Early Childhood Education and worked as a preschool teacher. I rediscovered my love of picture books and storytelling while teaching. Since then, I’ve been finding my voice as an author and illustrator of picture books.I love a good mix of softness and texture with a pop of bold color. I primarily work in watercolor but love to work in all sorts of mediums like colored pencil, ink, and pastels. I’m handy in Photoshop too.When I was a kid, I spent hours marveling at picture book art. I hope the same will be done with my own. I also believe that kids of all backgrounds should see themselves when they pick up a book and I strive to do them that service.When it comes to writing I like a touch a humor and a dash of sweetness, always trying to think of stories that depict common childhood experiences and in unique ways.Come say hello!