The Adventures of Imagination
As a child I was a maker. I took bits of this and that and combined them to make something new. My family is filled with artists and it seemed a natural thing for me to do. Later, working as a theater artist, I realized the importance of being able be share 3-dimensional ideas as 2-D sketches.
So I learned to draw by sitting at lunch counters,
in parks, in life-drawing groups, and from my mother, Betty, for whom drawing was a lifelong practice. Watching her as a child, I knew that I could draw, if I was determined & disciplined. I've learned over time that the Art of Illustration is about more than drawing: it is Storytelling.
I love looking at the work of other illustrators: so many unique and varied talents and perspectives!
Throughout my career, I've developed different styles in response to the varied projects I worked on as a designer-fabricator, and later as an educator: imagining theater sets, parade floats, museum exhibits, sculptural costumes, mascots, print and digital media, and educational materials.
And, as a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators I'm a published author and illustrator of book for kids. I also support other creatives by offering self-publication services. You'll find related links & Illustrations below.