Saint Louis, MO


I create fun, kid-friendly art for storybooks, curriculum, magazines, and a variety of children’s products. Based in St. Louis, MO, I work with publishers and product developers throughout the United States.


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11820 Tesson Ferry Rd. #205
St. Louis, MO 63128



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Art & Whimsy Blog

Bevo Mill

The Neighborhood The majority of families in my neighborhood had German last names. We first, second, third, or further back generation Germans were called “Southside Dutch”. Dutch, is this case, is an Anglo variant of Deutsch, the German word for German.... read more

Triumphal Arch

Happy Birthday, Gateway Arch! This week marks the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO. It’s official name is The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, a U. S. National Park, which includes the Old Courthouse (1839), site of... read more

Library Stories

The St. Louis Public Library We have seventeen library branches throughout our city. There are twenty more in the St. Louis County Library system, which is separate from the city, but part of the metro area. Pictured above is the Central Library, a Cass Gilbert Beaux... read more


Color “There is no color in this world”, wrote pastor/theologian John Calvin, “that is not intended to make us rejoice”. I doubt very many have gazed into a sunset, stained glass, or the glittering band of our Milky Way, without a sense of awe.... read more

Nashville Cats

Country Water This week’s edition of Art & Whimsy is a few days late, due to our conference/work/vacation time in Nashville. Judy attended the American Association of Christian Counselors conference at Opryland and I went around town leaving portfolios with... read more

Super Silly or Super Serious?

Strange Visitor “Look, up in the sky!” “It’s a bird!” “It’s a plane!” “It’s . . . ”  The anxious and confused cries of the earthbound are calmed by an offscreen narrator who explains that a strange... read more