After expressing significant interest in art, my parents enrolled me in a art class at Horner Park in 1979. As I would work on oil paintings, my instructor (Gail) would help me
get the look I was striving for. In the end the paintings look great, however the instructor deserved more credit than I did.
Even so, the experience has motivated me to continue pursuing my interests in drawing and painting.
After graduating from Schaumburg High School in 1991, I attended Harper Community College where I earned an associates in art. I had such a great experience at Harper, all of my instructors were exteremy helpful and the campus was so convenient and nice, I really enjoyed the time I spent there. I continued my education at Northern Illinois University's art department. I was so impressed by the work the illustration kids were doing, I had no choice but to pursue a degree in illustration. This is where I developed my skills the most. The professors there helped me learn new techniques as well what supplies and products to use. I graduated from NIU with a BFA in illustration.