ILLUSTRATION FINE ART
When I grew up I studied architecture at Cal Poly, worked as a draftsman for architects for a while, then shifted gears and moved to San Francisco to go to art school. I spent four super fun years at the Academy of Art, and earned a degree in illustration.
Since then I've worked as an illustrator doing all kinds of things, like: doing advertising and editorial illustration, working 'in house' doing retail displays and movie production art, illustrating greeting cards and children's books, and licensing my art for products.
Colored pencils are my favorite medium, but I also paint, and have embraced digital.
I have cats, and knit, and like to make cookies.
I belong to these professional groups:
Awards and such:
Inclusion in STROKES OF GENIUS 8: Exploring Texture (book)
Juried acceptance - CPSA 23rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
Award of Excellence - CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR ART EXHIBIT
Best of Show, 3rd Place - UART OPEN EXHIBIT
Featured Artist Article - COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE (Student) Digest
Juried Acceptance - CPSA 18th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
Best of Show, First Place, and Awards of Merit - ACADEMY OF ART
First Place for best colored page of circus animals - SAM'S BIG TOP COFFEE SHOP COLORING CONTEST
Partial list of clients:
Ballantine Books, Golf Digest, Harcourt, Highlights for Children, Houghton Mifflin, Industrial Light and Magic, InnovativeKids, Macy's, McGrawHill, Macmillan, Nelson, NobleWorks, NorthShore Magazine,
Paper Moon, Papyrus, Penguin Random House, Quarasan, San Francisco Police & Fire Departments,
Scholastic, Sesame Street, Sundance, Turner Broadcasting, Wall Street Journal, Zaner Bloser
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In second grade I illustrated Pinocchio for a book report, and basically retold the whole story, with crayon pictures on binder paper.
I guess that was my first illustrated children's picture book.
The next year I won $5 and a banana split as first prize in a coloring contest sponsored by a local coffee shop. I'm pretty sure that's when the "coloring for money" seed got planted.