"I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds."
For over 30 years I've created illustrations in a block print style for the publishing, editorial and packaging industries nationwide. In the Puget Sound region I'm best known for my interpretive signs depicting marine life, birds, flora and history. Most of these signs can be seen at numerous parks and waysides on Whidbey and Camano Islands, Washington.
Much of my art and illustration focuses on the natural world. Trees, water, animals and human relationships are common subjects. And because I enjoy spending time outdoors, I often sketch and paint on location. Many of these works are shown and sold at galleries, cafes and restaurants.
Before starting my illustration career I received a BA in painting from Western Washington University, Bellingham. I continued my studies in illustration at the School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, where I eventually taught figure drawing, basic and advanced drawing, watercolor and illustration for seven years. I also taught Illustration, beginning and advanced drawing and figure drawing at Seattle Central Community College for 2 years.
I continue to teach watercolor periodically to groups and individuals, usually by demand. Feel free to contact me if you're interested in classes and I'll let you know when they're scheduled. They'll also be posted on my website under Classes & Workshops. Click on WC Videos to see my watercolor demos.
If you're interested in commissioning me for interpretive sign design and illustration I can be reached here or by phone, 425-231-4106.
Clients Include: New York Times, Amazon, The Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly, Wired Magazine, Franklin Library, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, Macmillan Publishing, Sony Music, Boston Globe, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Orchestra, Seal Press, Full of Life Flatbread Pizza (Whole Foods Markets), Widmer Bros. Beer, Ecover, Microsoft, The Boston Globe, Bank of Boston, Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals, Boston Ballet, Mudbay, Guideposts, PCC Markets, Chateau St. Michelle, Island County, City of Oak Harbor, Snohomish County.