My professional background includes working in tv news, public relations and education. I spent the most years working as a video journalist.
I’ve been drawing and painting since I was old enough to hold a pencil. While I did not attend school for art, I have studied paintings and art books in my free time out of interest. Maxfield Parrish was a big influence growing up. Detail in illustrations fascinated me as a child, and my own illustrations have taken that path.