I created my first children’s book in the sixth grade. It was the rousing tale of a bookworm scientist whose home was, literally, a book. It was called A Worm Squirm. Undaunted, I continued to write and illustrate books all the way through high school.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting and drawing, I started making pictures for a living. I’ve designed and illustrated all sorts of projects: maps, logos, packages, animations–even a mosaic on an airport wall.
Art for kids is my favorite. I’ve illustrated dozens of elementary textbooks. In 1993, Bridgewater Books published my pop-up book, A Visit to the North Pole and in 2006, I illustrated the New York Times bestselling pop-up, Castle.
Since 2015, I've published under the imprint, "Thar She Blows Books." One of my picture books, This Is Our Ocean - The Dream of Clean Seas, won SCBWI's 2019 Spark Award. The Secret of Four Notch and The Nicknocker are five-star reviewed middle-grade novels.
I also love to travel with my wife, Bridget, and this has resulted in two travel books–photo essays–about the Cotswolds and Tuscany.