Thank you for visiting my site! I'm an illustrator born in Kawasaki, Japan, who grew up in Los Angeles, California.
I've been drawing for as long as I can remember and have always been most happy when creating things with my hands. After receiving a BFA in Illustration from the California State University in Long Beach, I realized that my soft, whimsical artwork was suited for children's illustration and began the journey that continues today.
Most of my work is painted in acrylics and acrylic gouache on canvas or paper. Occasionally, colored pencils are thrown in the mix as well. Sometimes I even do miniature paintings on wood!
I find inspiration all around me -- in the colors of nature, textiles, jewelry. When I'm not busy creating, I can be found browsing used bookstores for children's books or art books, listening to my favorite music, playing with my budgies, or dreaming of my next trip to Paris!
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