My first and my greatest watercolor teacher is my mom, Cynthia Black. More on her to come.
Between honors courses and a variety of school activities I flew through all of my high school art classes and had to create an independent study course to continue developing my watercolor skills.
Again in college I took every drawing and painting class available then created my own independent study to research and try my hand at writing and illustrating children's books.
Picture books have long held a treasured place in my heart. A healthy collection of kid lit bursts from my bookshelves.
I have worked with children's books for many years first in retail sales and currently with a school library acquisition company.