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I began my professional life as a pharmaceutical copywriter at the beginning of the 1970’s, after getting my BA in Philosophy and French Literature from Bryn Mawr College. I joined a medical ad agency, WILLIAM DOUGLAS MACADAMS Inc., in Manhattan as a copy trainee and remained for five fascinating years. When I started, I was the only woman copywriter on my account (CIBA-GEIGY).

The art department interested me as much as the copy department…so I went back to art school in the mid-70’s. At the National Academy of Design I got classic grounding in Life Drawing (with Joseph Hirsch, NA) and Printmaking (with Hans Jelinek, NA). I supplemented this training with classes at the New School with Uri Shulevitz.

After that, I was lucky enough to free-lance for the NY Times and many NY-based magazines through the “glory years” of editorial illustration in Manhattan (1970’s to 1980’s).

From 1988 to 1998 I took a “mommy break” to start our family. While the kids were small, I discovered water-soluble oils, which permitted me to print in color and black and white without using petroleum-based solvents for clean up. Above is one of the simple, happy images (“We Picked Blueberries All Summer Long”) I was able to make of the children during that Edenic time. I joined Serbin Communications as an illustrator client in 2004, after our family had moved from Manhattan to Williamsburg, Virginia. Since that time, I’ve tried to focus on book and editorial illustration, and prints-for-sale.

Blue Note
Lilith Magazine
Mondo Publishing, Inc.
NewSouth Books, Inc.
New York Times (various sections)
Temple Beth El, Williamsburg, Virginia
Tyndale Publishers, Inc.
VVA Veteran (Vietnam Veterans’ Association magazine)
Virginia Shakespeare Festival