I have created imagery to be etched into glass sculptures for Steuben, illustrated cookbooks from Mediterranean cuisine to Green Tea, and even drawn animated ads for Singapore Airlines that were aired globally.
Book series for older children: Many of the titles in this series with Hachette/Black Dog & Leventhal have been translated into multiple languages. The authors vary through the series but my interior illustrations and book covers remain consistent identifiers.
I often start sketches without final manuscripts, even occasionally working from high level rough outlines. Establishing a rapport and strongly collaborative working cadence with authors is a key part of the process. From draft to press, information-rich books like these are always a truly joint effort.
My observation of details and environments are often expressed with visuals.
A mural at a restaurant in Greenpoint Brooklyn. The work is about the neighborhood, gentrification pressures, and the Italian heritage of the owners. The project reflects my admiration for the durability of Brooklyn neighborhoods. As well, it allowed me to expand in large format on themes that run through my art: collage, Victorian animal imagery, ghosts, and portraits of everyday people.