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



Art & Whimsy Blog

Patient Whimsy

Patient adjective 1. able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. I’ve been an illustrator for a long time. Long enough to remember using older tools of the commercial artist’s craft. Stuff like Rubylith,... read more


Spike For Valentine’s Day Judy gave me this Topsy Turvy mug. I have a small collection of toys, trinkets, stuffed animals and a few gee-gaws in my studio. Emphasis on a few, I’m not a “collector” of stuff and being something of a minimalist, I... read more


Louis Armstrong When I was a kid, we didn’t go to church on Sunday night. Nobody I knew went to church on Sunday night. We watched Ed Sullivan on Sunday night. Everybody I knew watched Ed Sullivan on Sunday night. This was the heyday of The Ed Sullivan Show. I... read more

Piece of My Heart

The Day Valentine’s Day, St. Valentine’s Day, to be exact, is a holiday fraught with ambiguity. No sooner have the stores removed the trees, ornaments, and Santa’s throne, the hearts appear. Pink-hearted cards, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, chalky... read more

A Light Dinner

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Have you ever attended one of those dinners where people are invited without knowing who the other guests will be? The idea is to make new acquaintances and enjoy an evening of pleasant surprises. These dinners are fun. Usually.... read more

Funny Food

Are You a Food Person? Probably not. I’m not talking about a lover of food, I mean a food person.  Like the Coffee Bean Lady pictured above. She’s a ripe, pre-roasted coffee bean. She’s in the marketing tradition of using anthropomorphic viddles to... read more