Book awards!

I’m excited to announce that Sorin Starts a School was chosen as a gold medal winner in the Illumination book awards in the Children’s Picture Book category. It’s an honor to be included among so many amazing books released in 2022! If you’re not familiar with Sorin Starts a School, it’s a book I illustrated … More Book awards!

January painting challenge: 15-17 and wrap-up!

And that’s the end of January! Here are the last paintings of the month… #15: Hardwood swamp forest in January Painting along the boardwalk in one of my favorite parks– the cypress trees are starting to get new leaves, and there’s even some red foliage. #16: Lettuce Lake reflections Lettuce “Lake” is actually part of … More January painting challenge: 15-17 and wrap-up!

Favorite frames!

I get a little overwhelmed by the options when I’m shopping for frames, so I’ve narrowed it down to a few favorites for when I need to hang a painting in my house, or frame something for an art show. These are great options if you’re looking to frame something from my print shop! I … More Favorite frames!

On illustrating the invisible

I’ve got a new picture book project in the works! It’s about astronomy, with a focus on the Vatican Observatory, one of the oldest astronomical research institutes in the world. Located in Castel Gandolfo, just outside of Rome, the observatory is a fascinating place, home to world-class astrophysicists, one of the largest collections of meteorites … More On illustrating the invisible

Painting night scenes

Ever since we put up string lights in the backyard, I’ve wanted to try to paint the warm glow they create in the garden at night! I’d never created a “nocturne”, or painting of a night scene before, but I read a bit about it, and learned that it involves a lot of layers, working … More Painting night scenes