Photo by Robbie McClaran

Photo by Robbie McClaran

A little about me

I first picked up a pencil as a child and has been drawing, designing and making art ever since. My illustrations have been widely published and collected. Scratchboard is my favorite medium to create with – but I like to mix it up with digital montage and printmaking pizzaz. I also enjoy using acrylic and watercolor.

I am currently an Art Director, Image editor and Product Development team member with Amber Lotus Publishing. This allows me the opportunity to work with Photographers, Illustrators and writers creating products that are stunning, mindful and clever. Amber Lotus Publishing strives to consistently offer paper products that are unique, authentic, and distinctive, creating calendars, datebooks, cards and journals for the mindful consumer. I am honored to be part of that team.

I have just completed a series of five coloring books for HarperElixir, an imprint with Harper Collins Publishing. This was such a fun and challenging project. Creating a full page illustration practically every day for 16 months. The focus of these books is a personal passion of my own. Finding the sacred in the ordinary world we live in. Nature & Symbol have consistently found their way into my work and this project shines a spotlight on those aspects of life. I was also offered the opportunity to design the covers and the interior layout for the books. The newest installments to this series, Sacred Angels, Sacred Heavens and Sacred Animals are available everywhere books are sold as well as here on my website as well.

I love riding my bike to work at Amber Lotus Publishing. I am so grateful to live in Portland, Oregon, I with my husband, photographer Robbie McClaran and our two very talented and creative daughters, and our fuzzy doodle Bella. 

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