I grew up near Buffalo New York in a family chock full of musicians, artists, and crazy people with a love for life. I started drawing as soon as I could hold a crayon and just never stopped. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be an artist when I finally grew up. (I’m still not sure I’ve achieved that “grown up” status yet, and to tell the truth I’m not sure I ever will.) To that end I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art from Messiah College with a concentration in Drawing and Illustration, and completed coursework from the Tyler School of Art. I worked for nine years as an artist and designer before returning to my first love: children’s book illustration. My experience includes illustrating children’s books, teaching art at the Chesapeake Center for Creative Arts, and publishing artwork with magazines and multiple publishing houses. I am the illustrator coordinator for the SCBWI Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia region. In addition, EB Lewis has been my illustration mentor since October 2013.
I now live in Maryland and enjoy spending time with my husband and four young children, while working from my home studio during every spare moment.
Represented by Carrie Howland, Empire Literary, www.empireliterary.com
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