Teaching kids taught me.
Working in oil, watercolors, pen and ink, and collage, I create layered pieces from various materials on paper and digitally.
With a B.A. in Multicultural Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst I taught for 15 years in a Kindergarten classroom. In addition to consulting with teachers on incorporating art into their classrooms, I offer workshops and classes to children, adults and other artists.
My design and illustration clients include; Penguin Randomhouse, Charlesbridge press,the Massachusetts Department of Parks and Recreation, Interlink Publishing, Cricket Magazine, McGraw Hill, Hartcourt, Scholastic, Pearson-Scott Foresman and other educational presses.
I have illustrated two books with Barefoot Books; Lola’s Fandango and The Wise Fool.
My book "Daniel Finds a Poem" published by Penguin/Paulsen came out in Feb 2016. and I am currently working on a sequel coming out in 2018.
"Around the World in a Bathtub" by Wade Bradford with Charlesbridge press will be coming out July 2017
I live in Western Massachusetts in a house my husband and I built and raised our children in.
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