I'm an illustrator and a merchant mariner, born and raised on Long Island, NY, a lifelong admirer of nature, art and the sea.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City earning a BFA in Illustration.

After graduating in 2008, I became a full-time employee at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. I continued to pursue my illustration career and have been working as a freelance illustrator since January 2011 - and it's been awesome!

I work primarily in traditional media with a focus on wildlife and nautical themed art.  Over the course of five years, I have illustrated nine published children's books, had my work exhibited in gallery shows and received multiple awards.  I have also worked on many projects including food merchandising, branding, portraits, murals and logos.  In December 2015, I launched my Etsy shop, "Whale and Anchor", where prints of my artwork are available for purchase - be sure to check it out!

I currently live in East Northport, NY. I work as both an illustrator and run my Etsy shop. I am also a deckhand on a tugboat out of Red Hook, Brooklyn in New York Harbor.  I enjoy spending time with my family, drawing and painting, running, hiking, camping, snowboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, being on (or in) the water, photography, hunting for adventure and taking in the beauty of life's everyday moments.

.Awards & Recognition

  • "People's Choice Show" exhibit at Greenpoint Gallery
  • "Animals" Light, Space and Time Online Art Competition, Special Merit Award
  • "A Common Theme: Portraiture" exhibit at the Art League of Long Island
  • EARTH: Fragile Planet exhibit at the Society of Illustrators
  • Audubon Artists, Inc. 66th Annual Exhibition
  • Audubon Artists Inc.65th Annual Exhibition, James and Elaine Hewlitt Award
  • Design Against Fur National Poster Design Competition, Honorary Mention Award
  • Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibition, Barnett Plunkett Award
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, Graduation Departmental Award
  • Fashion Institute of Technology Senior Show

Partial Client List

  • Cavendish Square Publishing
  • Marshall Cavendish Publishing
  • Reading A-Z
  • Vane Brothers Company
  • The Food Group
  • Dannon Yogurt
  • The Florida Department of Citrus
  • Harmony Prime

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Member 

Society of Illustrators Member