Illustrations and projects
I’m principally an author-illustrator, but I do occasionally accept art commissions of various sorts. An illustrated book for adults is also in process!
Some of my botanical art pieces, digitally created but with the rich textures of traditional media, are available for sale in various forms–from wall art to linens and furniture–at my Society6 shop.
Winged creatures that friends and I have encountered. The project is open ended at this point and will be growing in the weeks to come.
Commissioned for MennoMedia’s 2023 children’s Bible story book, The Peace Table; photographs of these pieces by Michael Bracey
Published in 2019 to warm reviews. These samples include enlarged text for promo purposes.
Tree of Rest
Aleppo Is My Breath Prayer
Samples of chalk pastel portraits I made of members of the CAVIDA community in Colombia during visits in 2003 and 2004. They were created as acts of witness: this community had been violently displaced, and even after they gained formal collective title to their land and returned to live there together, they lived under considerable threat from right-wing paramilitaries along with the Colombian army. The presence of international accompaniers and the increased visibility this brought increased their safety.
Having seen some of my portraits of her Afro-Colombian cousins, my friend Nieta asked me to create a similar portrait of her.