Hello and Welcome!
Welcome to my Educator and Illustrator site. I have worn many hats as an artist.
I have a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, where I focused on Film/Animation, Painting & Photography.
For 25+ years I worked as staff artist and a freelance illustrator, specializing in editorial and publishing work. I've worked for clients like Penguin Putnam, The Gap, The Washington Post, Clear Channel/Bill Graham, Simon and Schuster and Random House, among others. I'm also a published children's book author. In 2002, I wrote and illustrated Our Community Garden, a picture book for toddlers.
As an Arts Educator, I've taught classes to kids and adults of all ages. I currently teach ongoing collage workshops and classes around helping teenagers develop portfolios for applying to art high schools and colleges. I have worked as a Teaching Artist at the San Francisco Public Library, as an after school Recreation Leader, a Private art coach and an adjunct professor at several local SF Bay Area colleges including California College of the Arts (CCA).
During the 2020 pandemic, I earned my Masters in Arts Education at Boston University.
I maintain a separate painting studio and have been an exhibiting fine artist and art curator since 2016.