I am originally from Southern California, born in downtown Los Angeles. I am the first generation to be born in the States. I come from a creative family, my mother and father were British. My mother was a chorus line dancer in London, danced in shows in every theatre, and entertained the troops in World War II.
My father was a playwright, producer of musicals, director, and had a twin brother, they also were professional dancers. I have always enjoyed art. When I was a young girl I used to practice my drawings lying flat on my back underneath our living room coffee table. It wasn’t until there was a fire in the apartment, and the coffee table was taken away to be repaired, that they discovered my numerous sketches and doodles on the underside . I had a wonderful art teacher at Beverly Hills High School, Mr. Suter, who developed my passion further into the art world. I graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a major in art, continuing on to get a BFA with a specialization in Illustration. After graduation, I started my own greeting card company called Jag Graphics. In 10 years, my stationery was in all the major department stores around the country, with showrooms in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Dallas.Jag Graphics showed in all the major markets. Voted best stationery of the West by AMC for the French Country Collection. Jag Graphics note cards were displayed in the front window of Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, to the museum store of Tate Museum in England. Princess, Michael of Kent had a collection of floral designs.
My love of colors and objects of everyday life find their way into my illustrations. I like to have a sense of whimsy and fun, so I’ll stick a bird on top of an animal, next to a truck or throw in a guitar, for my love of music. I do acrylic paintings, watercolors, and love to work in Photoshop. I am a full time Graphic Designer for the Medical Center at Vanderbilt University, and continue to design stationery products for eileen design studios. Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.