I am an artist and illustrator inspired by materials and their ability to convey mood and emotion as well as to tell stories. Influences include the natural world, the human figure, fashion and costume, writing, decoration, symbolism, and the graphic arts. In my children’s illustration I am inspired by Japanese children’s book illustration, the Golden Age of children’s illustration, and post-Impressionism. I am also interested in the faded, the vintage, and the ephemeral.