I am a fine artist and illustrator who creates expressive figurative images that reference life experience. Exploring the figure in what seem to be abstractions and patterns found in nature energizes my contemplative scenes. My work is seen in public and private collections both nationally and internationally - including periodicals, multiple television shows, commercials, music videos and most notably on the set of the Emmy Award-winning TV show Modern Family. To date I have authored and illustrated five art educational books with Walter Foster Publishing and licensed a selection of illustrations with Art in Motion, all of which are sold worldwide. As a faculty member at Art Center College of Design and Mt. San Antonio College I have a passion for helping others pursue their own love of art.