Please join me in my journey.
GREETINGS FROM NORWICH, VT AND POLSON, MONTANA
I was born and raised in Hanover, NH loving books, drawing, music, maps, and dogs. My great aunt, Marcia Dalphin II, was a children’s book librarian and editor in Rye, NY. She supplied me with illustrated fairy tales and her own edited story books. I copied many illustrations and Picasso paintings from his blue period.
My dad read me classics, adventure and fantasy, Burroughs, London, Verne, Clarke, and Kipling. I devoured Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, all the Edward Eager books, and any dog story I could find. Reading and drawing were my escape when at age 10, my life spiraled forward with a single mom.
MUSIC, WRITING AND TEACHING
Today, following several delightful careers: mapmaking, environmental studies, regional planning, marketing communications, motherhood twice, and most recently teaching music and all subjects in Kindergarten and Fourth Grade, I’m pursuing a lifelong dream of creating children’s books.
ART AND DESIGN
With advertising, newsletters and reports my art style followed a comic approach. My illustrated picture books utilize a more realistic style to reflect my love of portraiture and mapping experience with pen and ink drawing. Coursework at Dartmouth College, Lebanon College, Ava Gallery, and the Children’s Book Academy in portraiture, drawing, watercolor, water based oils, and in Procreate digital art has added to the fun.
THE WRITING COMMUNITY
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