“There is something in the repeated refrains of nature.”
As children, we have a sense of wonder that often fades as we grow—but my passion is to keep that youthful spirit of discovery alive through the process of observing and creating.
My heart continues to be amazed by the natural world we live in and I want to share this through the words and images of my work. By teaching others to love nature, we encourage empathy, and in that we are saving the world.
Maine Duck Stamp, 1st Place, 2020
PEN America Writer’s Grant Recipient
Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award, 2019
Gold Scholarship, 12 x 12 Challenge, 2018
NESCBWI Ruth Landers Glass Scholarship, 2017
NESCBWI Mentorship Program with Brian Lies, 2017
Margaret Kates Award in Art, 1st place, 2017
Ruth Sanderson Award, Illustrator's Spotlight, 1st place, 2017
Maine Duck Stamp, 1st place, 2017
Maine Duck Stamp, 2nd place, 2016
Maine Duck Stamp, 1st place, 2014
Maine Duck Stamp, 1st place, 2011
Art and nature have always been my passions. There's something special about sharing it with others. I hope that you will follow along as I build my Skillshare classes, sharing my love of art with you.
For all of her life, Lacey has been a prisoner without even realizing it. Her dad rarely let her, her little sister, or her mama out of his sight. But their situation changes suddenly and dramatically the day her grandparents arrive to help them leave. It’s the beginning of a different kind of life for Lacey, and at first she has a hard time letting go of her dad’s rules. Gradually though, his hold on her lessens, and her days become filled with choices she’s never had before. Now Lacey can take pleasure in sketching the world as she sees it in her nature journal. And as she spends more time outside making things grow and creating good memories with family and friends, she feels her world opening up and blossoming into something new and exciting.