When I was a kid my grandmother ( in Holland) would surprise my sister and I with new coloured pencils and markers and I am sure that is where it all started for me. I don't think I have stopped colouring since. I graduated from The Ontario College of Art & Design with a diploma in Communication & Design in 1990. Since then I have worked as an editorial illustrator and have made many illustrations for many North American publications. My specialties have been Lifestyle, ( People) Birds, Maps, Icons and Travel. Along the way my work has been recognized by The Canadian Art Directors Club, Workbook, Print and How Magazines.