My whimsical art has appeared in over 40 children's books. The cut paper illustrations reflect my interest in combining color, pattern and texture. I grew up in Yonkers, New York, and graduated from Pratt Institute. After many years in Atlanta I moved to be by the sea on Cape Cod.
Photo credit Simone Anne
When I was a little girl, my sister and I spent hours making our own paper doll collections. As I grew up, I never stopped playing with paper. My illustrations are collages of cut paper, with added details in pastel and colored pencil.
Different paper will catch my eye, sometimes it's color, sometimes it's the pattern and sometimes it's the texture. All three elements combine as I work out the puzzle of putting the pieces together. My studio is filled with wonderful paper to choose from and as I work, my desk and floor are covered with a flurry of snips of colored paper.
Over in the Desert, Sourcebooks
Over in the Grasslands,Sourcebooks
Over on a Mountain, Sourcebooks
Over in Australia, Sourcebooks
Over in a Forest, Sourcebooks
Over in a River, Sourcebooks
Over in the Arctic, Sourcebooks
I Can Share, Scholastic
I Can Cooperate, Scholastic
The Biggest Leaf Pile, Scholastic
Turn Off Your Silly Phone, Koehler Kids
The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal, The Child's World
Why Do My Feet Say Yes, When My Head Says No? Headline Kids
Cricket, Ladybug, & Babybug
Fisher Price Toys