I am a freelance children’s illustrator. I live with my husband and four children in Northern Idaho, USA.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an Emphasis in Illustration from BYU-Idaho. I work primarily digitally, but I do love an opportunity to pull out my watercolors. I love listening to audiobooks and theatrical soundtracks while I am painting. I enjoy connecting with fellow artists and members of the children's book community.
Some of my artistic heroes are Norman Rockwell, Mary Blair, Peter DeSeve, Claire Keane, Molly Idle, and LeUyen Pham. I am also inspired by early Disney films I watched as a child such as The Aristocats, Cinderella, and Winnie the Pooh.
When I am not drawing I enjoy exploring adventuring in the great outdoors with my family, baking chocolate chip cookies, and reading. There is typically a stack of books piled high on my nightstand. I am particularly drawn to fairy tales, light-hearted fantasy, and funny stories that make my children giggle when I read them aloud.