In high school I discovered the Tolkein art of the Brothers Hildebrandt. Their influences were N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle, who are enduring influences. The illustrators of the Golden Age of American Illustration continue to resonate with me after decades of studying painting and making pictures as a professional. I studied painting at the New York Academy of Art, and also at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, and at the Art Students League. My hope is to combine the gallery quality of fine arts representational painting with the magic and narrative of childhood. Hopefully, my art straddles the fence between the fine arts and the commercial. I've illustrated many books for children, in addition to work for magazines and ad campaigns. I've exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York, and at the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Annual. I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and am represented by WendyLynn & Co.