You can usually find me behind my computer imagining myself as the characters I create to bring them to life. I work primarily digitally, but also enjoy putting a pencil to paper or paint on a brush now and then as well.
I have illustrated a number of children’s books including A Girl With A Pink Cape, A Boy With A Cape and Niko & Kate. I am also working on a series of illustrations for Chicago Treasure which is expected to be released in 2018.
I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Computer Graphics and Animation.
I live in Joliet, IL with my faithful dog Annie by my side all day while I create.
I am a member of:
- SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)
- Illustrators Network Representative
- TAGOL (The Artist Guild of Lockport)
- Executive Board Member
- The Romeoville Art Society
My work has been shown in the following Exhibitions:
Origins IV - September 2017: The Flower of Life Gallery
Summer Lovin' - June 2017: The Flower of Life Gallery
Emergence Exhibition - June 2017: The Gaylord Building, Gallery
Fables, Fairy Tales and Folklore - March 2017: The Flower of Life Gallery
Fun articles and news features:
- The Herald News - Joliet Man's Artwork Feature On Clocks Sold In Target - October 2017
- The Herald News - Romeoville Art Society Article - June 2017 (features photo of my art display setup)
- Lockport Legend - Gaylord Building Article - June 2017 (features photo of Nature's Palette)
- Lockport Legend - Life & Arts Article - March 2017
- SCBWI IL Prairie Wind - Illustrator in the Spotlight - Fall 2016
- ABC7 Television News Feature - November 2016