July 29th - September 16th
parents and grandparents are all artists so it’s not surprising
that I became one too.
My drawings and illustrated journals from the years when I travelled with
my parents puppet theater, The Mystic Paper Beasts, inspire me a lot now.
I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1994 and spent my last
year in Rome with RISD’s European Honors Program.
Chronicle books published “Lucy’s Eyes and Margaret’s Dragon” a
book of saints I made while I was in Rome.
After moving to Brooklyn, I got my first freelance illustration job with
the New Yorker. My New Yorker Illustrations inspired a lucky chain of work
with many magazines and children’s books.
My first children’s book, “Mr. Semolina-Semolinus, a greek folktale” was
published in 1997, and I have illustrated twenty more books since then. I wrote
and illustrated “The Year I didn’t Go to School” and “Chloe’s
Birthday... and me”, about my family.
I have also done advertisement work for Budget, National Geographic, Kirin Beer
and between 2001-2, I did over twenty print and animated ads for Persil, the
british laundry soap.
My pictures have been shown and awarded frequently at the Society of Illustrators
in New York and Los Angeles and is always at Storyopolis in LA. My work is also
been chosen for the American IIlustration website for the past three years.
I live with my husband, Kier and two daughters Pia and Isabel in the Hudson Valley.