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Hi! I am an artist / illustrator based in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. I work in a variety of media but primarily pencil, gouache, oils and digital. My focus is children's picture book illustration and plein air / portrait painting from life.
For picture book inquiries, please write to my agent, Mike Hoogland, at All other inquiries or just to say hello, write to or click here.

Exhibitions and Plein Air Events

  • Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, Montgomery, NY, October 8 - 13, 2019
  • The Finger Lakes: A Sense of Place, Solo Exhibition, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY, August 24 - September 28, 2019
  • Morristown Plein Air Festival, Morristown, NY, August 1 - 4, 2019, 3rd Place
  • Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, Montgomery, NY, October 10 - 14, 2018, 2nd Place Quick Draw
  • Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 14 - 17, 2018
  • Paul Smith's VIC Paint-Out, Saranac Lake, NY, August 2017
  • Finger Lakes Community Paint-Out, Canandaigua, NY, June 10, 2017, 3rd Place
  • Eastern Frontier Artist Residency, Norton Island, ME, July 2016
  • Yates County Arts Council Annual Juried Show: Painting, Penn Yan, NY, 2015
  • Main Street Arts Small Works Juried Show: Painting, Clifton Springs, NY, 2015
  • Shakespeare and Friends, Bundy Museum of History and Art, Binghamton, NY, 2015
  • Illustrator Show, Artist Resource Centre, Toronto, Canada, 2015
  • Character Studies, Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY, 2014


  • 805 Literary Magazine, 2017: “Chris” (illustration)
  • Children and Libraries, 2016: Text Optional: Visual Storytelling with Wordless Picture Books (text)
  • CALYX Journal, 2016: “The Wild Swans,” “Magical Mustache” (illustration)
  • Sandy River Review, 2015: “1890” (illustration)
  • Park Slope Reader, 2015: “Cafe Pig” (illustration)


  • Bachelor of Humanities and Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon