It’s never to late to follow your dream!Hi there! Born and raised in the good ol’ midwest of USA, my favorite activities as a child were always drawing and painting. Looking back, I realize that even then I drew imaginary storybook scenes, landscapes, characters and animals….like, All. The. Time. Following in the footsteps of many artists in my family, after high school I went to university to complete a B.A. in Art. However, for a time after that, I wasn’t sure how to make a career out of art and ended up working in business management and graphic design for several years, which included a move to Dubai, where I still live as an expat today. For many years, illustrating children’s books remained a far off dream.
After the birth of my twin girls in 2014, I began illustrating posters for my daughters’ bedroom and started selling them to others. As my skill and confidence grew in digital illustration, I decided to finally pursue my dream of illustrating children’s books. I put considerable time and effort into researching the industry and learning the craft of visual storytelling. I worked on developing a style that I enjoyed, came naturally to me, and was sellable in today’s market. It’s been an amazing journey and I’ve been fortunate to work with many great clients! The most important thing I have learned along the way, is that it’s never to late to follow your dream!