I am an award-winning novelist, illustrator and teacher with more than thirty years of professional experience in my own work as a writer and visual artist, as a creative writing workshop facilitator and speaker at writing conferences, as a teacher of creative writing and art classes for adults, and as a developer and coordinator of art and creative writing projects for children and teens.
I offer a wide range of programs as well as a variety of writing and illustration services for individuals, businesses, public and private institutions and non-profits organizations.
Illustrations, Murals and Signs
I create eye-catching, dramatic and bold visual art with attention to accurate detail and clarity. I work to deadline and adhere to the purposes and requirements of your organization.
I specialize in natural history, wildlife, landscape, environmental, historical, animal and agricultural subjects for:
- Natural History, Science and Children’s Museums
- Nature and Environmental Centers
- Wildlife Refuges
- Public and State Parks
- Farms and Agricultural Centers
- Animal Shelters
- Historical Societies
- Equestrian Centers
- Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations
- Public and Municipal Buildings
- Private Homes
My illustration work can be used by your organization for publication in books, magazines, and newsletters. I also design illustrated posters, flyers and cards for events, educational material, publicity and advertising. My illustration mediums include woodcut relief print, pen and ink, watercolor and oil paint, scratchboard, colored pencil and collage.
My murals and signs are painted on a primed surface in exterior or interior latex directly onto walls or on removable panels.
I also create beautiful, personalized murals and painted furniture in any subject for children.
Writing Services and Creative Writing Workshops
I write publicity articles, press releases, program blurbs, mission statements, and fund-raising letters for businesses and private, public and non-profit organizations.
I provide in-depth manuscript consultations in fiction, memoir and creative non-fiction.
I offer creative writing workshops and author talks at writing conferences, seminars, colleges and universities.
Programs and Services for Children and Teens (ages 10 and older)
I offer unique, engaging short- and long-term projects in visual arts and creative writing for young people at all levels of ability. Projects can be designed around specific themes, such as:
- Nature, animals and the environment
- Social and cultural identity issues
- Sports and hobbies
- Community and global issues
- Fantasy, street art, anime
I develop a wide variety of exciting and fun projects that can either stand alone or enhance and support existing educational and recreational programs at:
- Nature and Discovery Centers
- Community Youth Organizations
- Summer Camps
- Public and Private Schools
- Summer and After-School Programs
- Municipal Leisure and Recreational Facilities
I also offer:
- Mentoring for young writers and artists
- Tutoring in writing college essays