I have been an illustrator for over 16 years. My work has appeared in award winning picture books, magazines, wallpaper, and my own print collections.
Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, I have had tons of inspiration to literally draw from. The enchanting natural environment of the region has left an imprint on my creative subconscious, finding its way into my mythical creatures, forested backgrounds, and the always necessary mushroom. People are my other favorite sources of inspiration, and the real characters I encounter in everyday life and throughout my travels always find their way into my work as well. I am lucky to now live in NYC, the best place for this kind of inspiration.
Most of my art is created through a unique process, beginning as a detailed pencil drawing that is painted with a black watercolor base. Color is applied digitally, resulting in a piece that resembles a traditional painting and has all the modifiable convenience of the digital medium.