I am a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, now OCADU, Toronto, with a major in Communication and Design. For the first ten years of my career I was a freelance designer in retail advertising. In my spare time I took up lino-carving, an ancient printmaking technique similar to woodcut and developed a unique style of art that led to a career in illustration. I have created art for a wide range of clients from advertising and corporate to editorial and publishing. My images appear on many book covers and interiors, packaging, posters, t-shirts, a TV commercial and a bus. My clients are located in Canada, the US and UK.
I particularly enjoy children’s publishing and have illustrated many folktales and legends from around the world. I have fully illustrated five picture books and contributed to many educational collections. I have been commissioned to design posters for “The Detroit Festival of the Arts” and “The Waterloo Busker Carnival” for many years. My work won a bronze award in the 3 x 3 Illustration Annual 2012, and was chosen to appear in the 2008 volume of Showcase “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide”.
In addition to printmaking, I am exploring portraiture in oils and painting with a wacom tablet. I am currently working on my first graphic novel and feel very fortunate to earn a living doing what I love. When not in my studio having fun, I pursue my passion for opera, yoga and cycling.