I love books- as physical objects, as idea incubators, as laugh generators and as friends for lonely days. My goal in life is to create as many wonderful, inspiring books as possible. I use illustration as my method to provoke laughter and wonder for children. My greatest strength is in the details. There is nothing more satisfying to me than placing "in jokes" throughout a story, or adding subtext to an already amazing tale. In addition to illustrating, I am also working on writing my first picture book. One day, I would also love to write and illustrate a middle grade novel, or better yet, a series!
I work traditionally, using watercolor and cut paper to make my illustrations. If you were to ask me to describe my dream illustration assignment I believe it would have some or one of the following: creatures that could march from the pages of medieval bestiaries, transformations, puns and wordplay, puppets, folktales, dogs, bones, worms, imps, archetypal figures, characters discovering their inner strengths, mystery, humor, forests, gnawing and gnashing, and mischievousness.
I graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts. I lived in New Mexico and edited the SCBWI-NM newsletter for a year before relocating to Montana. I recently have illustrated The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde for Familius Publishing.
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