Hello! Thanks for visiting my 'ABOUT' page!
I grew up in N.J., where my neighbors were firemen, teachers,
moms, nurses and policemen. When adults asked me what I wanted
to be when I grew up my answer was always the same, "An Artist!"
After all, I loved to draw, paint and create things. I remember looking
up 'artist' in the dictionary... "a person who is skilled or works in any
of the fine arts, painting , drawing or sculpture. A person who does
anything well with imagination."
That definition fit me perfectly!
I had a wonderful high school
art teacher, Mr. Acciani, who
helped me enroll in a summer
program at Parsons School
of Design in NYC. For college I
received my BFA from
Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
Now I get to draw and paint
every day as the illustrator photo by Ryan Vargo
of numerous books for children and the author/illustrator of
Señor Felipe’s Alphabet Adventure, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book.
My paintings have appeared in children’s books, magazines, textbooks,
as murals, limited edition prints, and are in private and
museum collections. I have four grown sons and work from my home
studio in Carmel, IN.
Clients include: Lerner Publishing Group, The Millbrook Press, Millbrook /Hasbro Inc, World Book, Scott Foresman,
Harcourt School Publishing, Simon and Schuster, Kane Publishing, Silver Editions, L’attitude Galley-Boston Children’s Hospital,
Houghton Mifflin, Rand McNally, Pearson Learning, Rand McNally, Zaner Bloser, Highlights, High Five, Hello Magazine and more…..