I’m collaborating with author Noah Ginter on a children’s book featuring Oscar the Oyster. Illustrating is a good change of pace for me because I’m creating many small drawings and watercolor paintings instead of working for months on one larger piece. I was recently inspired by the Contemporary Children’s Book Illustration exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum, but I have always been a lover of kids’ books. I have fond memories of reading them as a child under the stairs at our local library and flipping through our playroom collection with my sister in search of the perfect book. I use children’s books extensively in my elementary Art classroom and love watching my own 4 month old daughter’s interest as I flip the pages. My Art work tends to take me away to new lands and on bold adventures and I’m excited at the idea of sharing it specifically with children!