We all naturally read between the lines. Whether it be conversations, personal letters, emails, or simply watching people around us; our imaginations fill in what our eyes don’t see and our ears don’t hear. In a way, this is what illustration is all about: taking a few words and translating them into imagery.
As an illustrator working mostly with children’s books, I try to maintain a sense of whimsy that will entertain children, while capturing a bit of irony and humor that will entertain the adults who read to them. “Between the Lines” also defines my style of painting. Watercolor has always been my favorite medium. And for many years I have played with ink washes and outlines. Currently, I’m experimenting with merging the two, allowing either the washes or the ink to take center-stage.