My paintings are narratives, full of bright color, flying fish, sleeping cats and hovering angels. The subject matter may be serious or light – it depends on the story that needs telling – and there’s always a story that needs telling. I have exhibited nationally. I have illustrated thirteen childrens books which have been reviewed in the NY Times Book Review, Horn Book, Kirkus Review and Publishers Weekly. I have received many awards. I use acrylic inks on paper or board. My brother Patrick builds most of my painted frames. I accept commissions, paint small murals and give presentations to schools on illustrating children’s books. Recently I’ve started doing assemblages out of recycled materials, mostly decorative crosses, altars and masks.