Cover art concept for my book dummy titled, 'Our Pizza Garden'.
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 illustrated the first three books in a middle grade adventure fiction series written by Bryan Givens. The first book is titled 'Jack and The Hollow Hill'. The second, 'Jack and The Giant's Bargain' and Book 3 has just been released: 'Jack and The Jarl's Plea" September 2023
Please go to https://www.ballykillarneyhouse.com/ for more information about the series.