Step Into the Past

Earlier last year, I was commissioned to paint a couple of historical backdrops for LifeWay Kids. I was asked to paint and exterior of a Temple and an interior of a Palace from biblical times. These backdrops were to be used with paper dolls so that kids could play out historical scenes. Neither of these were to be based on actual buildings, so I had freedom to make up my own buildings. This was such a fun project that let me explore architectural design without the addition of figures.

Read more about my process and inspirations that lead to the creations of these paintings.

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Brinkman Adventures Coloring Pages

Over the past couple years I've had the pleasure of illustrating a series of coloring pages for the audio drama Brinkman Adventures. It's a series of stories based on the real life adventures of the Brinkman family and their missionary work around the world. 

When they first hired me, I was surprised to find how thrilling each of their stories were. They gave me freedom to choose which scenes to highlight in each story, and for many of them I had several options to pick from. Each story gave me a new opportunities to play with different environments and characters. I'm very happy with how the series has come together as a whole, and I look forward to hearing what the family is up to next!

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Interview on Writing and Illustrating by Kathy Temean

This week I was privileged to be interviewed by Kathy Temean on her blog Writing and Illustrating. I follow her blog regularly, and I love to see any her interviews with writers, illustrators, and agents in the children's book field. I was thrilled when she asked to interview me. Her questions are always very in depth and I was amazed how much she knew about my process and my work. It was a pleasure to work with her!

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