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Graduate of the Illustration Program at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. 
Masters Degree in Illustration from Syracuse University

Professional work has been selected for Society of Illustrators Annuals 37, 39 & 41 and his books have been represented in their annual show of art from the best children's picture books of a given year.

Books
Shining by Julius Lester (Harcourt)

On Christmas Eve by Liz Rosenberg (Roaring Brook)

The Prince of Butterflies by Bruce Coville (Harcourt Brace)

Right Here On This Spot by Sharon Hart Addy (Houghton Mifflin)

The Stone Fey   by Robin McKinley (Harcourt Brace)

Currently living in Livermore, California, in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area near Silicon Valley.

Teaches at San Jose State University, the best public university illustration program in the United States. Formerly an instructor at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco & The California College of Arts and Crafts.

Classes taught include: Figure Drawing, Illustration Portfolio, Intro, Intermediate and Advanced Illustration. Conceptual and Documentary Illustration, Perspective and Color.

Became interested in art via comic books and cartooning. Eventually discovered illustration and I'm now most interested in a career doing children's books and continuing to teach art at the college level.

Additional work can be seen in:
American Showcase
18 ( page 1012 )
19 ( page 1105 )
20 ( page 1081 )
21 (page 1039)

Studied With
David Shannon, Joel Nakamura, Philip Hays, Ted Youngkin, Burne Hogarth, Dave Passalacqua, Murray Tinkelman, Gary Kelley, Anita Kunz; and many lesser known but equally wonderful instructors at Art Center College of Design: Brad Durham, David Mocarski, Lawrence Carroll, Bill Maughan, Judy Crook, Dwight Harmon, Richard Bunkall, Gary Meyer, Vince Robbins, Vern Wilson, and Harry Carmean. I owe them all a great debt.