I was born in Hawaii and spent my early childhood there until my family moved to Southern California. I have loved drawing and painting since I could hold a pencil. I would carry my sketchbook everywhere I went so that I could draw everything in my imagination and everything around me. The minute I held that pencil in my little hand, I knew it was the ticket to my imagination! I dreamed of being an artist, wanting to share my ideas with everyone, especially children.
From that point on I focused on drawing and painting, and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration. Since then I have done work for New Moon Magazine, Ladybug Magazine, Core Knowledge, The Friend Magazine, and many others. Some of my favorite books that I illustrated are “The Giraffe that Ate the Moon” by Babl Books, “Maddy Lou and Mack at the State Fair of Texas” by Brown Books Kids, “Back to School with Mac” by Little Pumpkin Press, and “Rock a Bye Baby Hawaii” by BeachHouse Publishing. I have also been featured in Artist’s Magazine, Skipping Stones, Utah Valley Magazine, The Daily Herald, Art Quench Magazine, and the Big Bear Grizzly Newspaper.
You can also find my artwork at the Artisan’s Etc Gallery in Big Bear, California. And sometimes you might find me there too! When I’m not working on a new project or book, you can find me having fun with my 2 daughters, husband, and boxer…or just relaxing at the beach in sunny Los Angeles.