Being creative has always fulfilled me.
As a young adult I worked mainly for banks. While it paid the bills, it was just a job. Going back to school was one of the best decisions I ever made.
After I finished college, I started a career as a technical illustrator and graphic designer. While it wasn’t exactly creative art, it was art. I got to draw for a living! I was always delighted when I was asked to create the company Christmas cards, or a custom birthday card for a co-worker!
After a successful career in the corporate world, I was able to make my move into the world of Children’s books. It was AMAZING. I could push my creativity and always enjoyed hiding fun little nuggets in my illustrations for the kids to find. A story within the story, if you will. During my time as a children’s illustrator I illustrated 12 books for Arbordale Publishing, and a board book I illustrated for Bobolink Media sold over 60,000 copies!
I have never stopped studying. I thought I had retired, but I find myself with a continuing need to create. I have always loved painting, and that is now my main choice for being creative. I enjoy creating art that is soothing - paintings that make you feel like life is simple and remind you not to let life weigh you down. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them