About me

Illustrator in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Children’s librarian. Painter of things.

After graduating from Molokai High in 1997, I earned my BFA at Ringling College of Art and began illustrating children’s books while working on my Master’s degree at UH Manoa. I finally started oil painting in 2017, once my children were old enough not to poison themselves by eating radioactive paint. My favorite subjects are leafy branches, nuts/fruits, portraits, and chickens. Landscapes are my natural enemy. I work mostly on aluminum panels and paper.

I am not accepting commissions. Prints will be announced on instagram as they’re available.

Publications

Saving the Fairies

Keala and the Hawaiian Bird (fall 2017, Mutual Publishing)

All Pau with Diapers

Keala Up a Tree

Maka the Magic Music Maker

Little Mouse’s Hawaiian Christmas Present

Maile and the Huli Hula Chicken

If You Were a Dinosaur in Hawaii

No Slippers!

Education

MLIS, University of Hawaii at Manoa

BFA, Ringling College of Art and Design

Molokai High & Intermediate School

Special skills

barnyard songs/melodious quacking

morbid bibliomancy