My fascination with children’s books developed when I was quite young. The inspiration for this interest was my Great Aunt Opal Wheeler, a prolific writer of mid-century children’s books. Aunt Opal would gift us with the full children’s book list from her publisher, Dutton Book each Christmas. That was it, I was hooked. After graduating from Elmira College and some time at the Dial Press and Simon & Schuster, I established my own freelance illustration business. That was more than 75 illustrated books ago. Along the way, I took advantage of some great opportunities and worked on a variety of projects for many clients in wonderfully diverse markets. Keeping in touch with the City Mouse/Country Mouse lifestyle I love, I currently divide my time between my home studios in Manhattan and Ballston Spa, New York State’s first Free Trade town.
Watercolor, Whimsical, Concept Art
Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Education, Family, Fantasy, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Icons, Industrial, Landscape, Licensing, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Product, Religious, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Still Life, Textiles, Wildlife, Agriculture, Lifestyle, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Environmental, Branding