Sometime back in Kindergarten, I realized that I wanted to be an artist. I knew this for a fact all through high school. But in college, I realized how very impractical that was. I began a minor in art (just for fun, of course), and considered law, teaching, advertising, communications…you name it. By junior year, however, I realized I just couldn’t escape art. I changed my minor to a major, and got an internship at DC Comics (those are the guys who make Superman). When I graduated, I worked for Scholastic Books (those are the guys who make Clifford). That combo of Superman and Clifford gave me a great start in learning how to make things look fun and interesting for kids.
Since then I’ve illustrated and authored over 20 books for children, including “Noah’s Swim-A-Thon” which was a PJ Library selection, and “My Cousin Tamar Lives in Israel” which was given a Notable Book designation by the Association of Jewish Libraries.
I also enjoy creating products of all kinds, and have designed everything from toys (Alma’s Designs) to calendars (Tide-Mark Press) to formal Ketubot. Many greeting card companies such as Hallmark, Papyrus and Great Arrow Graphics have featured my work. I work in two styles: Bold, graphic papercuts, and whimsical inviting paintings.