About? FAQ!

Hello and howdy. So nice to make your acquaintance.

I'm an illustrator living, drawing and dreaming in Maine. My illustrations are a blend of traditional and digital media, mixing watercolor, ink, pencil, scanned textures and more. Here's a list of some of my clients and projects.

I’m inspired by good music, vintage textiles, all things Slavic, strong coffee, walks in the woods, thick novels, the ocean and forgotten ephemera.

Assorted Things...

1. Do you do commissions?
Due to my current workload, I'm unable to do commissions at this time.

2. Will you illustrate my self-published book?
I'm not able to illustrate self-published books, but appreciate the interest.
3. Do you offer prints?
Yes and thank you! I have prints available on Etsy or in my Society6 shop.
4. How do you make your illustrations?
My illustrations are a digital/traditional hybrid, meaning I use both traditional media (watercolors, pencil, ink) and digital tools (Adobe Photoshop). I begin every drawing with pencil and paper. From here, I'll either ink with a pen or add paint (depending on the project). Once the drawing is completed, I'll scan and bring my artwork into the computer, making final color adjustments and other tweaks digitally. For middle grade titles, I typically use pen and ink to draw the linework and finish all the grayscale coloring digitally.
5. What's your work/education background?
I have an Associate's degree in Visual Communications and a BA in Communication Arts. Prior to illustrating, I worked at a marketing agency doing publication design, identity development and websites.
6. I'm a recent illustration graduate and not sure where to start.
Start small. Open an Etsy shop, design a poster for your friend's band, have an art show at a local coffeeshop. It's worth keeping in mind that Rome wasn't built in a day. I also wrote a blog post about my experiences freelancing that you can find that here. Questions beyond that? Feel free to write me!
7. Where can I find you on Social Media?
I have a Facebook business page, an Instagram account and I use Pinterest. If you're a bookworm, I use Goodreads and Tumblr sometimes, too.
8. What artists influence you?
Tasha Tudor, Carl Larsson, Irene Haas, Lisbeth Zwerger, Eric RaviliousTrina Schart Hyman and Beatrix Potter. Also, I'm a sucker for anything midcentury and infatuated with Eastern European folk art.
9. Favorite book?
Kidlit: The Westing Game, The Arrival and 90% of John Bellair's books.
In general: Any of Agatha Christie's mysteries, every single thing Flannery O'Connor ever wrote and P.G. Wodehouse's Code of the Woosters.

10. Do you really drink that much coffee?

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