Born and raised in Detroit, the daughter of an automobile designer, early on I realized I didn't like to draw cars! But, I loved to draw just about everything else! A five year stint as a cartoonist led to a full time job as a daily illustrator at The Detroit News.
Inside each one of us, I believe, lies a desire to do something meaningful. My quest brought me to Belgium where, for two years, I illustrated books for missionary use. While there I met and later married my husband Bill who soon became a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press.
Our combined journeys found us in NYC, Paris, Amsterdam and Vienna, where he covered world events and we raised our two kids.
I continued to illustrate for the news industry, including the Associated Press. Also while overseas, I developed a small art business painting Welcome Slates with international themes.
Now we are back in the US, where I combine my love of art and my love of all-things-kids. I teach art to teens, hoping to help raise the next generation of artists, and am trying my hand at illustrating children's books.