Storytime Illustrating was born out of my love for art, history, and most importantly the Word of God.
As early as 18 months of age, I was drawing. My mother and grandmother tell a story about a picture I drew of a seal with a ball on his nose that was clear and creative.
I was also the child that had a fascination with drawing on walls, doors, and floors. To this day, my mother shares stories of washing the walls of my artwork and the countless times she encouraged me to use paper instead.
In my school years, I grew my skills in art through courses, competitions, and drawings almost daily. I learned art techniques under my father’s instruction and was always challenged to do better by my mother. I am thankful for the influence of my family on my life and my art.
As an adult, I continue my learning through a variety of resources, conventions, workshops, and friendships.
A few of the artist who have influenced my work are Beatrix Potter, E. H. Shepard, and Pauline Baynes.
Storytelling is fundamental to my art. I enjoy sharing stories of old to challenge children to chivalrous acts and offer hope to weary souls. I am inspired by C.S Lewis’s reminder to us all when he wrote
“Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise, you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.”
― C.S. Lewis
My deepest desire is to grow closer to God, love my family well, and see the lost Saved. I pray my artwork reflects these things that I hold dear.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek
The Holy Bible: King James Version. (2009). (Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version., Ro 1:16). Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.
P.S. Do you have a project that needs illustrations? If so, I’d enjoy hearing the work you’re excited about and how I might be able to help you. Use the contact me button to the right and let’s talk.