At a young age I heard the sound of my pen as it scratched across a piece of paper it mesmerized me. The lines fell upon one another in a deliberate pattern building the structure from which the final image emerged – simple and abstract until coming together in a meaningful way. I learned to take a concept in my head, break down its components, and transfer it onto paper. This became my creative process. I find inspiration for my stories in the landscape around me, in myths, literature, folklore, history, and my own imagination. I seek to create the stories that interpret these sources through the written word, sequential art, and visual image. It was the sound of the pen that initially drew me in but I have found it is the process of art that creates the pattern that drives me.
I am an illustrator and writer that uses printmaking and pen and ink to illustrate. I received my MFA with a focus on Printmaking at California College of the Arts in 2012. I have extensive experience in comic book illustration, children's book illustration, and graphic design. I also have experience working in developing countries as a visual communication consultant. I am dedicated to using narrative art and printmaking as a tool to aid organizations in development work. For a full bio please see my LinkedIn page here and feel free to contact me for consultation and fine art and book sales. You can also click on the LuLu publishing link below to view and purchase my books.