Cover art concept for my book dummy titled, 'Our Pizza Garden'.
My entry for #scbwiArtober Day 2: "Magic"
This illustration received runner up in SCBWI #KTIllustrates contest in Dec 2021. Contest prompt: "Here you will find the dragon's secret."
This illustration was from a narrative illustration class I took at The Academy of Art University. I titled it, 'Dragon Rock'.
Full page spread from my picture book dummy titled, 'Our Pizza Garden'.
My entry for #scbwiArtober Day 5: "Fire"
Welcome! Thank you for visiting my portfolio website. I’m a children's book Illustrator and Author. I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where I lived for the first decade of my childhood, then spent the later part of my childhood in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. After that, I spent ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area where I received my BFA in Illustration and Design from The Academy of Art University. I currently live in Los Angeles, California with my husband and three small children.
I work on my art traditionally, using pencils, ink, watercolor, acrylic and gouache paint. I often use Photoshop to enhance my work and create digital design elements. I use skills I learned while working as a Surfacing Artist in the film and animation to add textures to my illustrations.
I am currently working on writing and illustrating a picture book about a picky eater who finds her way to eventually liking vegetables through gardening and cooking with her family. I have a book dummy available for anyone interested in my story.
I recently illustrated a middle grade fiction, Jack and Hollow Hill, written by Bryan Givens, which was published in December 2021. I also illustrated the second book in the series, which was released on September 22nd 2022.
Last year I received a runner up selection in the SCBWI 2nd Annual #KTIllustrates contest in 2021.
I have always had a great love for children's picture books and literature. I'm an avid reader and collector of books, and especially children's books. I love being a part of the children's market community and working everyday on helping to create books and educational materials that support literacy, creativity, and the well being of children.
I recently illustrated the first two books in a middle grade fiction series written by Bryan Givens. The first book is titled 'Jack and The Hollow Hill'. The second book titled 'Jack and The Giant's Bargain' is out now!
Please go to https://www.ballykillarneyhouse.com/ for more information about the book.