Saint Louis, MO


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


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



Art & Whimsy Blog

I Draw the Light

Planting Bulbs Every end of July I take note of the days getting a bit shorter and realize that in about another month summer will be winding down. I look forward to autumn, but it is generally too short and winter sets in too soon. I’m sorry to say I’m... read more

An Artist and His Models

When I was a kid I cut grass for neighbors every Saturday. With the proceeds I would buy a model, usually an airplane. Cars and ships were great, but I more often brought home an airplane. My planes ranged from WWI through Viet Nam. I also had some commercial and... read more

Color Forms

We all remember favorite toys from our childhood. Several come to mind: a silver and red airplane with a sliding canopy and fold up wings, an Etch-A-Sketch, a wonderful hook and ladder fire engine, and Colorforms®. Colorforms were brightly colored vinyl shapes that... read more

A Theology of Imagination

A Curious View of Life Last week Judy and I were in Denver, CO. Sunday was our last full day and we wanted to do something fun and special. After dining at Pizza Republica, a nice Italian Trattoria downtown, we moseyed over to the Denver Arts Center. The Ellie... read more

Eschatological Whimsy

My wife and I live in an older  “inner ring” suburb just a few blocks outside the St. Louis city limits. Many years ago this must have seemed the right place for cemeteries, because we’re surrounded by a half dozen of them. Just north of our... read more

Sculpture Wars

Bad Art In past posts I’ve gone the extra mile defending art that many find inaccessible, strange and confusing. Check out some of my earlier thoughts on abstract art and jazz music. They may not convince, but they will support that I’m not artistically... read more