Inspired by graphic novels from an early age, I'm a multifaceted illustrator primarily working in traditional methods. I bring a unique lens to my art as a Northern Californian, born and raised on the coast. I have a deep connection to coastal ecology and atmosphere, the ocean breeze, the sound of distant waves, the moisture in the air, the grittiness and charm of the city, the play of fog and sun on water.
For me, art making provides a window to different perspectives on the world. It’s a meditative practice in the widest sense of the word: a space I return to always, in which I can feel and express my experience: states of challenge, deep relaxation, joy, sorrow, insight, connection. In my teaching I aim to help others open to their own expressive internal realms.
Image making speaks to people on a deeply symbolic level, conveying meanings more subtle and nuanced than words can capture. I hope my art evokes feeling, and invites others to express their own inspiration through whatever mode of creativity speaks to them. I'm always looking forward to a new art commission or illustration assignment. I would love to hear from you!
Selected client list:
The Texas Monthly, Mitchell Wine Group, Baltimore Weddings Magazine, Nomadic Coffee & Press, University of California - Berkeley, Spirituality & Health Magazine, The North American Review, Friction Literary Journal, BuddhaDharma Practitioner's Quarterly Shambhala Sun Magazine, Louisville Magazine, Hyphen Magazine, & San Francisco Giants Magazine.