I was was born in Dallas, Texas and roamed the green hills of east Texas until age twelve. At that time I moved to Tucson to cure my chronic asthma. It worked. I thrived in the desert. Always drawing and painting, I attended the University of Arizona, getting a B.F.A. in Studio Art with a minor in Art History.

I have been painting for over 45 years in oils and acrylics, as well as digital painting with Photoshop. I exhibited in Fine Art galleries for many years, then moved on to full time commercial illustration. I have done educational illustration for most of the major publishers over the years, including MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, SRA, and many others. In 1998 I started work on the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan - work that would stretch over the next 8 years. I did hundreds of illustrations, report covers, maps, charts, and even created the website.

During this time, I was also commissioned by the National Park Service, the Arizona Department of Transportation, and Pima County, to create 11 signs to go along the historic Anza trail as it winds through Pima County.

I still live in Tucson, at the northern end of the Sonoran Desert, and have a large garden of native and exotic flora and fauna.

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