I grew up in Benoni, South Africa, before living in the Washington D.C. area, and finally settling in Gulph Mills near Philadelphia, PA.
My goal as an illustrator is to capture the essence of childhood—uninhibited. Childhood is fleeting, and I aim to help make it as inspiring as possible.
As a long-time member of The Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), I strongly encourage anyone new to the world of children's book writing and illustration to join this organization. While serving as the Illustrator Coordinator for the Eastern PA region, I won the SCBWI WOOP (Work of Outstanding Progress) Award for the manuscript that became my debut picturebook, HECTOR: A BOY, A PROTEST, AND THE PHOTOGRAPH THAT CHANGED APARTHEID, published by Page Street Kids in June, 2019.
Deer, squirrels, and the occasional fox come to visit from the wooded area behind my house while my two cats, Num Num and Precious watch the birds at the feeders from their perches inside the house!