My work celebrates nature, imagination, and childhood. I attempt to express my feelings of wonder and awe for life on our amazing, beautiful earth.

My paintings and figures come to life in stories. I've written and illustrated nine picture books including A Roomful of Questions, Stone Crazy, Shell Crazy, Tree Crazy, Snow Crazy and King Cat published by Mackinac Island Press, a division of Charlesbridge, and illustrated a book of poetry, Beastly Banquet, written by Peggy Munsterberg and published by Dial Books for Young Readers. New books are Paint the Night published by Fifth Avenue Press, and My First Book of Haiku Poems published by Tuttle Press.

I received an MFA degree in painting from Syracuse University and a BFA from Eastern Michigan University.