“Today I’m involved with doing various commissions, gallery exhibitions, and my own children’s book project. I was the First prize winner in the international SCBWI Bologna Illustration Gallery, and participant in the 2018 Carle Honors Auction.
When I was a kid, I loved drawing any chance I got. Throughout high school, I carried a sketchbook around with me wherever I went. I spent all of my free time drawing comics for stories written by me and my friends. My art teachers in high school were very good, but you could only learn so much in 30 minutes, once a week, for only half a semester.
I had my first professional and impactful art education when I went to art school. I saw how much I needed to improve and grow, and this was both inspiring and humbling at the same time. I was shoulder to shoulder with peers who were creating incredible artwork. I experimented with animation, fine art, and finally found my love in book illustration.”