I am very excited to share with you that I have had a narrative illustration published by the Friends of The Argyll Papers at Inveraray Castle, Scotland!! The Argyll Papers are the Archives kept of the Clan Campbell Chief, The Duke of Argyll protecting the history of the Highlands and Scotland. I have been invited to illustrate translations of the Dewar Manuscripts that are being translated from Gaelic into English. I am so blessed and honored to be able to be a part of this project! Please follow the link to see my illustration and read the associated story. 😍
The Tiree Mermaid, 1812 (ref. PFV65/188) 0 comments/ June 7, 2019 At Tiry House in the Island of Tiry the Eleventh day of August one thousand Eight hundred and twelve. In presence of James Maxwell Esquire one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the County of Argyll. Compeared Colin MacNiven...
Morley has picked all of the ripe raspberries, and sees the crows flying closer and closer to the garden! Will he make it down the trellis before they spot him?!
So happy to have sold “Anticipation” to the family of a lovely young dancer! May it inspire her art of dance!
I have had my head down, hard at work on my children’s book and another illustration project that I will reveal soon! This is Morley the mouse who very adventurous and loves to explore all kinds of adventures! His sisters, Lavender and Pinkney often find themselves wondering if Morley will be able to get himself out of some of the circumstances his curiousity gets him entangled in!
I just completed the Picture Book Illustration Course online with Nina Rycroft of Aukland, New Zealand! I am working on my own story inspired by three little mouse charaters inspired by myplay and storytelling with my granddaughter. During my career as an educator, I was an elementary music specialist most of my career, but also spent 12 years teaching primary classroom, grades K, 1, and 2. I have read hundreds, if not thousands of picture books, and now am so excited to be working on one of my own. This is one of my first double page spreads introducing my main characters Morely, Lavender, and Pinkney.
Edmonds Art Walk and Christmas at North Creek
This “whimsical challenge” was to play with acrylic paints without drawing the image in pencil first!
I am a watercolor artists, but have enjoyed exploring some other mediums this summer including layers and acrylics!