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/college 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 is AMAZING. I can push my creativity and always enjoy hiding fun little nuggets in my illustrations for the kids to find. A story within the story, if you will. I have illustrated 12 books for Arbordale Publishing, and a board book I illustrated for Bobolink Media sold over 60,000 copies.
While all of my children's work is digital my fine art is acrylic or oil. I just love creating, no matter what the medium.