I have always had a strong desire to draw. At school my classmates would ask me to do their artwork for them. I would oblige, but nervously worry I'd make a mistake. And relieved when the picture turned out reasonable—sometimes better than the one I did for myself. To this day, I don’t know how the teacher missed the conspiracy that was going on in the classroom.
As a small child, my father would leave his office note-books lying around the house Which I quickly filled with my drawings of mainly horses. He would continue to bring new one’s home from work until he wised up and hid them from me. But to his dismay, they ended up in my room scribble on every page.
Unfortunately, I veered away from illustration and headed in a different direction. Even though my work desk had doodle on every scrap of paper. The urge to draw has never left me.
Because I'm now semi-retired, I decided to venture back to my childhood dream and pursue my passion for children's illustration and writing for children. I've completed a few courses at my local community college, which included watercolours and drawing.
Throughout most of my life, I've been a busy mother, grandmother as well as running my own business. Which has given me an advantage for understanding children's needs and likes in storybooks. Now that my daughter and my two young granddaughters live with me it has brought back my passion.