After working in advertising media, I attended the Ontario College of Art and
Design and graduated in 1978. I then began my career in children’s illustration.
Selected clients: Elephant Records, The Travellers, Sharon Lois and Bram,
TVOntario, Academic Press, Annick Press, Ginn and Company (Canada), Holt,
Rinehart and Winston of Canada, Southam Publications Inc., University of
Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Canada, Methuen Publishing Ltd., Scholastic-TAB
Publications, Prentice Hall Canada Inc., UNICEF Canada, Nelson Canada, York
University, and Toronto Life.
Early projects include five activity books for McClelland & Stewart, four English-
French word books with Kids Can Press, a syndicated children’s column with
Canada Wide Features, anthologies, album covers, magazines, songbooks,
educational material, and a regular feature for The Toronto Star newspaper for
In addition to children’s illustration, I created a series of satirical double-page
spreads of urban life for Toronto Calendar Magazine. Line drawings continue to
be the theme of my work as a visual artist. They have appeared in exhibitions
and publications for the past twenty years.
My thirty-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia has informed my work
concerning body image and self-determination. This led directly to my graphic