I have always drawn! I remember picking up a pencil at a very young age and trying to capture the scenes I saw around me.
I tried my hand in a variety of media through high school and college. I settled on black and white photography and sculpture for a period and then worked in jewelry for eight years, but then my muse brought me back to drawing. Since 1990 I have worked almost exclusively with graphite pencil drawing.
I have developed a substantial portfolio, part of which can be viewed here and at my main website, toadhollowstudio.com. My work is sold in galleries, I have done freelance illustration work, and I've written a book about drawing called Drawing Made Easy: Getting Started. In addition, I have created a series of self paced drawing lessons, also available at my website.
I live in Michigan with my husband and five cats where I'm inspired by the lovely woods and meadows which surround us and by all the creatures who live in them.