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I am a graphic designer, author/illustrator and fine artist. This site is dedicated to displaying and promoting my children’s picture book illustrations and my fine art. Although diverse in style and process, I am equally passionate about creating these images.
My children’s illustrations are typically created in digital media. I try to infuse the humor I find in everyday life into my illustrations.
The fine art is created in traditional mediums of oil paint, watercolor or casein paint. I find it difficult to say anything about why I paint in a traditional manner. I have been doing it for a long time, and if I stop for a prolonged period of time, life feels out of balance.
Wether digital or traditional, the media matters little. The same principles apply; its all about drawing, color, value and edges.
I graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in 1982 and studied at the Art Students League of Denver (off and on) from 1989 to 2003.
I am an active member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Yes, I was transplanted to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in 2003. Aside from the bugs and humidity, its not a bad place to call home.
I am married to Penny, the most wonderful woman in the world, and we have two terrific (goofy) daughters.