I find so much excitement in beginning new projects, and love the rush of magic when everything comes together at the end.
As an artist, writer and a graphic designer, I have been freelancing since 1995. I illustrate using mixed media -- combining traditional (acrylic, watercolor, ink) and digital.
I took my first real painting class as a senior in high school. I went to college to be an accountant. (Thank goodness THAT didn’t work out!) Second semester, freshman year, I switched my major and the rest is history. I graduated from University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, but studied studio arts at Hamline University in St. Paul, and in Florence, Italy. I took additional illustration classes at the Altelier Lack and MCAD.
I taught 5-8 yr olds art at The Art Academy in St. Paul and The Coyle Art Studio in Excelsior before I became a mom in 2002.
These days I mostly create children's art and design picture books. You can find many of my paintings hanging in the halls at the Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, in both Minneapolis and St. Paul.
I am a member of SCBWI.
I loved growing up in a small SW Minnesota town. Today I live in Minneapolis, MN, with my family and dog, Luna.
Partial Client List: Beaver’s Pond Press, Coloplast, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota (Minneapolis and St. Paul), Amoena, Park Nicollet Foundation, Sanford Children’s Hospital (Sioux Falls, SD), Sanford Clinic (Kunming, China), Purple Frog Publishing, Marshall Fields FRANGO MINTS, Mirage Advertising, Viking Magazine, MSP Magazine, Ehlert Publishing, Best Buy, The Dragonfly Project, Angel Foundation, PICA/Head Start, Capital City Lights-St. Paul