A graduate of the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, I worked as a Graphic Artist for ten years. I then segued into Decorative Painting, creating artwork on everything from walls to furniture, and even ostrich eggs! My artwork has been displayed in several fine art galleries in the south Florida area.
I realized my true passion lies in writing and illustrating children’s books and teaching. Since 1995 I’ve been teaching drawing and painting classes to children and adults. I also teach swimming to all ages. It is so rewarding to show someone how to do something and they end up loving it!
In 2001 I joined SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), and became a critique group leader and active member attending many conferences and workshops.
My art is created to bring joy and a sense of play to all viewers. Whether I’m writing a children’s book or illustrating a story, happiness is the key.
When not creating or teaching, I love spending time with my family in sunny Florida.