I make art mainly for two reasons, I enjoy solving problems visually, and being in “the zone” quiets my mind in a way no medication has ever been able to replicate. Oh, and of course, for revenge. Wrong an artist and they will art about it.

While drawing and line are my favorite methods, my true love is posing and answering a question and conveying my version of reality to the viewer. This reality may involve small rodents in sweater vests or a freakish obsession with, oh let’s say, how DNA works and fashion of the seventies, but all the visual decisions I make are deliberate and choosing them is part of the fun.

Publishers

Red Chair Press/ Lerner Group
Wordsong
Boyds Mills Press
Harcourt Educational
McGraw-Hill
Pearson
Scholastic Educational
Scott Foresman
Steck-Vaughn
Zaner-Bloser
Houghton Mifflin Educational

Magazines
Spider
Cricket
Ladybug
Highlights for Children
Highlights High Five
Appleseeds!
Odyssey
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Honors & Awards
Illustrator of the Month, Highlights for Children, December 2010
Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2010 edition for A Party in Ramadan
CCBC Choices 2010 for A Party In Ramadan
Parent’s Choice Award, 2009 for A Party in Ramadan
Illustrator of the Month, Highlights for Children, July 2008
Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2008 for The Best Eid Ever
2002 Austin Young Engineer’s Award for My Brother Loved Snowflakes
First Place, Stylized Realism, SCBWI National Portfolio Show, 2000


Collections
The Mary Wong Collection , College of Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The Mazza Museum, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
Festival Owl Project, Keene State College, Keene, NH
Private Collections