I grew up in Webster Groves, MO and studied printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute. From 2004 – 2011 I worked as a full-time artist in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. That was followed by a year creating art at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in northern Missouri. I’ve been back in St. Louis since September, 2012. My work depicts our relationships to one another and to our planet. I believe our most vital tasks are taking care of our Earth and learning to live peacefully with each other. I hope my artwork reminds us of the importance of these tasks.



Education: Graduate Studies, University of MO at Columbia, 1981

BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, 1979

Evil Prints Boot Camp, with printmaker Tom Huck, 2012, 2013


2012-present Teaching Artist, Springboard, St. Louis, MO

2004-2011 self-employed artist, Marengo, WI

2000-2004 Teaching Specialist, Springboard, St. Louis, MO

1999-2000 Art Teacher, St. Bridget’s School, Pacific, MO

Book Publications:

EARTH CIRCLES (NY: Walker & Co., 1989) – writer/illustrator

IOWA: FUN FACTS (STL: GHB Publishing) – illustrator

ONLY ONE WISH (STL: Purple Beetle Publishing, 2005) – writer

THE BIG AND LITTLE ABC (San Jose: All About Kids Publishing, 2014) Artwork in 500 TILES by Lark Books (2007)

Artwork in Artists Datebook, Syracuse Cultural Workers (2013, 2021)

Artwork in We’Moon Datebook, (2012, 2014)

BRISTOL & QUINN ( 2020) author/illustrator

LEGACY ( 2020) author/illustrator

THE SEED ( 2020) author/illustrator


ADVENTURES OF MARSHELA MOUSE ( 2020) author/illustrator

THE GARDENCHILDREN ( 2020) author/illustrator

RHYME, RHYME ONE MORE TIME ( 2020) author/illustrator

I LOVE YOU LIKE A RAINBOW ( 2020) author/illustrator

A TO ZOOM ( 2020) author/illustrator

THE TREELING ( 2020) author/illustrator

THE SEA SWALLOW ( 2020) author/illustrator

HAVE A LITTLE FAITH (, 2021) author/illustrator


Magazine Publications:

Cricket Magazine – illustration (2011)

Orion Magazine – multiple illustrations (2012, 2013)

SCBWI Bulletin – illustrations (2003, 2008)

Synthesis Regeneration – illustrations (2012, 2013)

Awards and Grants:

1986 Don Freeman Award, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

1999 Ezra Jack Keats Award, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2006, 2008 Chequamegon Bay Arts Council Artist Development Grants

2013 Tomie De Paolo Award, Society of Children’s Book Writers, NY


Galleries and Shows:

Edina Art Center, Edina, MN

Fusion Gallery, Chesterfield, MO

R-Space, St. Louis, MO

Grafica Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Zapow Gallery, Asheville, NC

1109 Gallery, Lawrence, KS

American Visions Contemporary Crafts, St. Louis, MO

ARCH, Asheville, NC

Art at the Station, Kirkwood, MO (solo show)

The Art Dock, Duluth, MN

Artlandish Gallery, Columbia, MO

Bayfield Artists Guild, Bayfield, WI

Bloomington Arts Center, Bloomington, MN

Cherokee Print League Show, St. Louis, MO

Chequamegon Arts and Crafts Gallery, Ashland, WI

Children’s Illustrated Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (solo show)

Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO

Festival of the Arts, Stevens Point, WI

GiveArt Show, St. Louis MO (received Best of Show award)

Handmade Tile Association, Featured Artist

Indigenous Gallery, Cincinatti, OH

Juniata College Art Gallery, Huntingdon, PA

Kemper Museum Gift Shop, Kansas City, MO

Koken Art Factory, St. Louis, MO

Lawrence Final Friday Art Show, Lawrence, KS

MySLART 33 Show, St. Louis, MO

Philadelphia Magic Gardens, Philadelphia, PA

Qarma Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

St. Louis Artists Guild (solo show)

Sole Survivor Gallery, Belleville, IL

Something Original Gallery, Grand Rapids, MN

Studio of Collective Effervescense, Hillsborough, NC

Three Sinks Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Webster House Galleries, Webster Groves, MO

Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO