New Decade, New Book!

I’m excited to announce my newest picture book! “SPACE MICE” Written by Lori Haskins Houran and illustrated by me. Published by Albert Whitman & Co. Our book will touch down on planet earth on March 1, 2020!

Lori and I will be doing several fun events in the greater Boston area. I’ll be posting more about that soon!

NESCBWI comes through once again!

I am so excited to announce that I am now represented by Christy Ewers at The CAT Agency. I met Christy at the Spring NESCBWI conference this past April. She reviewed my portfolio and was pretty effusive in her praise. I enjoyed talking to her and immediately felt that this was someone I could work with. I left the conference feeling great about my work. I also thoroughly enjoyed giving two workshops that year. It was a win-win-win situation.

I got back to my studio and sent out a major postcard blast and then reached out to a few agencies that felt like they’d be a good fit. Christy emailed to ask if she could represent me and I almost immediately said yes.

I’m looking forward to a great relationship with Christy and the CAT Agency. Hope to have more news in the not-too-distant future!

NESCBWI Conference!

This is the weekend of the annual NESCBWI Conference in Springfield, MA. It’s always a fun time and such a treat to hang out with other people who love books for children. It’s a bonus to get to see people I know from the internet in person for the first time.

I’m extra excited about it this year because I get to teach two workshops! I’m really looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned with other illustrators. One workshop is on the iPad App, Procreate. I’ll  go over all the basics and show some work by myself and others that was done entirely on the iPad. The other is about showing motion and emotion in your work. In that class I’ll be showing some wonderful examples from the past and some fairly recent illustrations that I love. We’ll talk about how to give your characters these qualities and try some sketching as well.

I’ve been working very hard to create new work to show in my portfolio and am eager for folks to see it. I hope they enjoy looking at it as much as I did making it! I’m ready to work as hard as anyone can on whatever project comes up next. Bring it on!


2018 is off to a good start!

2018 started out with a delightful retreat at Kindling Words East. A great chance to get inspired, energized and hang out with a great group of wonderful illustrators.

I also recently became the New England Representative for the Graphic Artists Guild. That’s been a great way to learn more about the Guild and connect with other graphic artists in the area. I’ll also be able to attend events like HOW, MICE and ComicCon and spread the word about the Guild!

I’ve recently finished a batch of illustrations for an anthology of poems that The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn is publishing this year. Next on my calendar is giving a workshop on using Procreate on the iPad Pro at The Writer’s Loft and then the NESCBWI Conference at the end of April. Such an exciting time.

I’ve been working on all sorts of new images for promotional cards and portfolio work in order to reach out for new work. Here are a few of them.

January, NESCBWI and more!

2018 is off to a great start. Lots of different projects in hand and some interesting prospects on the horizon. Before I had off on my retreat this weekend I thought I’d post my recent artwork for the NESCBWI conference. The assignment was to make web-friendly art for Facebook and various platforms.  The theme of the conference is Dream. Explore. Create. I had a great time coming up with different characters to inhabit this world and happily sent the work off a few days ago. Except for battles with Facebook’s tendency to change formats willy nilly, everything looks good! It was a fun project and I’ll look forward to attending the conference and teaching a couple of workshops too!  

InkTober 2017!


Yes, it’s InkTober time again. It’s such fun to have a challenge to work on every day. Some days it’s tough to fit it in but I do appreciate the chance to focus on a daily prompt and a single technique. Here are my daily posts


























Entry and experimenting!

Here are the three images that I entered in the Narrative Art Award contest. I really enjoyed creating these and feel good about the results.

I’ve also been experimenting with different images in the technique I developed for the SCBWI Award. Here’s one…I’m working on some others! Stay tuned.

SCBWI Narrative Art Award and more!


Today is the day that the SCBWI Narrative Art Award entry is due. I’ve been sketching ideas since early July. the best thing about starting so early is that it allows you to work hard and throw out all the lousy ideas you have along the way!

I’m also trying new kinds of mixed media and having a blast doing so. I’ve included the first image of the three pages here.

Later this month ArtSpace Maynard hosts its annual Open Studios on September 24 and 25. I look forward to this event every year as it’s a great chance to meet all sorts of people and share your work with them.  If you’re reading this in the next week or so I hope you’ll think about coming! See you then!