I am an illustrator, art teacher, horse maniac, and total nerd.
I was fortunate enough to spend many childhood hours in libraries and forests—two settings I highly recommend if you want to grow up drawing talking animals, myth and magic, and mysterious creatures.
The most important tool in my arsenal is a .5 mechanical pencil (2B if I’m feeling frisky). My eyeglass prescription and my affinity for texture and detail are hilariously mismatched.
I balance the hours spent leaning over my desk with time in the saddle. The rest of my free time is spent “exploring” (read, getting lost in) the woods, reading comic books, and writing short stories.
I studied Illustration at both the Delaware College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Since I can’t shut up about drawing, I teach drawing workshops and middle school art.
Favourite Visual Artist
Ken Hultgren, Michael Hague, Jan Brett, C.W. Anderson, Susan Jeffers, Ruth Sanderson, Jan Brett
The Prince of Egypt, The Black Stallion, How to Train Your Dragon
Favourite TV Shows
Scrubs, M*A*S*H, Elementary, Avatar: The Last Airbender, DC's original animated universe
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Mostly 80's and Soundtrack/Instrumental
The Screwtape Letters, HP series, The Hobbit/Lotr/Silmarillion, Padraic Colum's Children of Odin, Watership Down, Out of the Silent Planet. Favorite comics include DC's Kingdom Come, Batman: The Black Mirror, and Marvel's Walt Simonson run of Thor.
C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, Diane Lee Wilson, Elizabeth Letts
Tools of the Trade
Graphite, Pen and Ink, Photoshop
Horseback Riding, Literature, Design