How is it that you came to be an illustrator?
It runs in the family! My grandfather was an amazing artist who also wrote. He painted in oils and watercolor. My mother was a wonderful artist. She sketched and did watercolors. My father made gold and silver jewelry, did lapidary, and carved figures out of wood. He was a craftsman.
My family taught me everything they knew, including their love of the arts. I was always surrounded by creativity. It was impossible not to walk that path too.