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 seventeen years.

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 novel, Tyranny.