For this year’s 100 Day Project I felt it was time to recognize the Strong Female Characters we have created. These are the women and girls who have fought again persecution, who have stood up for themselves, who are true to themselves, who have earned our respect, and who have proved themselves equal to or greater than their male counterparts. They’re not always perfect, sometimes they’re evil, but these are women who are worth remembering.
But most of all, these are the characters who have inspired me and encouraged me everyday throughout my life. These are the characters I’ve loved and lost. They’ve showed me that I can be a strong female too. Read More
This month I had the pleasure of being interviewed by ImagineFX magazine for their Artist in Residence series. It’s a series that brings you into the studios of different illustrators every month. Last year we just bought our first house and I finally have my dream studio. Needless to say, I was thrilled for the chance to show it off!
Available now in the UK and online. Coming to the US in July. Buy on the ImagineFX website Here Read More
When I was young I wasn’t much of a reader. Then at the end of 8th grade a friend insisted I read Alanna by Tamora Pierce. She lent me her copy, and I was immediately hooked. It’s a story about a girl who wants to be a knight. She switches places with her twin brother so she could pose as a boy and train. I devoured the book, the whole series, and then proceeded to read every single book written by her. I spent that entire summer, day in and day out reading. This was the beginning of long and beautiful friendship with reading that has continued until this day.
It was only a matter of time until I had to bring this book to life. It was a daunting task to try to paint my favorite book character, but I felt it was time Read More
Last year I worked on an educational book called Signing with Jim for Heinemann. It's the true story about a boy with down syndrome and uses hear aids to help him hear. When he transfers schools he has a hard time fitting in, because of his hearing issues. Instead of giving up, he decided to teach the other students sign language and gained many new friends along the way. It was a pleasure working on this sweet story and sharing Jim's courageous journey. Read More