I am a gifted artist and a visual arts teacher by profession. I have a passion for beautifully illustrated books. This is my first time to explore this venue and freelance my work. I do traditional commissioned work such as portraits using pencil and/or watercolor. My MFA work was mostly mixed media collage. I truly believe I have a gift and have wanted the opportunity to begin a career as an illustrator. Now that my children are older I have the time to go with the desire.