Born '51. UCLA(B.A.), and six semesters at the Art Center College of Design. 11 years ('78-'89) as a character layout and background artist for Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, and other Los Angeles animation studios, on TV and film projects now best forgotten(!). Illustrated 7 picture books for G.P.Putnam's Sons, two of which I also wrote. Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg (Tom Ross, author)has sold almost 100,000 copies, and been translated into 2 foreign languages. I also continue to do freelance work, and make many presentations to schools in America and Europe.
Coming up with a satisfying figurative composition that addresses a storytelling problem remains for me a worthy task. To that end I try to work out of my head as much as possible, and rely on photos only when necessary, even in this age of digital information. The goal, then is to make images that will stay with the viewer.
Children's Claritin Calendar
Cover to a calendar featuring children's artwork describing their allergy problems, to coincide with introduction of Claritin for Children.
7 children's picture books illustrated, two written, including:Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg, Irma, the Flying Bowling Ball, The Big Bug Ball, The Day the Daisies Danced, The Wild Bunch, Fed Up!, and Showdown at the Food Pyramid
"Spotlight on Literacy"
Inner and outer cover for early reader work folder.
Kindergarten and 2nd grade textbooks
Series of images from the Aesop fable of the Grasshopper and Ant for 2005-06 textbooks.
Alibi cover and interior art
Multiple covers and myriad interior spot illustrations, both color and B&W, usually done with the Painter 9 program.
Stationery and Card designs
Designs for greeting cards and stationery.
Albuquerque Monthly Magazine
Interior art for ad and food story
Black and white illustrations.
Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich
3rd and 4th grade textbooks
3 series of 13 color illustrations, for 3rd and 4th grade textbook stories.
'76-78--Art Center College of Design, Pasadena,CA
'78-89--Background and character layout artist for animation studios in Los Angeles including Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, and others.
'92-Present--Illustrated 7 picture books (author on 2) for G.P.Putnam's Sons, and freelance illustration.
"Bud Brocolli," from The Wild Bunch, G.P.
Putnam's Sons, 1997,( Dee Lillegard,