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I've enjoyed a career in creative marketing services, design and
art direction. My focus is now on writing and illustrating children's books in watercolor, a beautifully lumimescent medium that has a mind of its own.

My work is inspired by my travels to remote areas and respect for the skills and intelligence of the wild animals encountered there. It was a privilege to be a guest in their world.

These stories are written and illustrated with the hope that children will understand and value the lives of animals in the wild and appreciate what a precious part of our planet they are.


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
North Shore Arts Association
The Rocky Neck Art Colony


Cape Ann Reads Children's Book Celebration - 2018
Gulliver Award Winner

North Shore Arts AssociationSpring Exhibits - 2014, 2015
Rocky Neck Art Colony Member's Show and Spring Exhibits - 2011
Plein Air Painters Show - 2010


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