I was born in Chicago and have been creating since the age of five. I was heavily influenced by my mother who was a fashion illustrator for the Chicago Daily New and my father who worked as an art director at Foote Cone & Belding advertising agency. He is now a renowned sculptor.
I was heading in an artful direction & pursued education at the Art Institute of Chicago, and I have a BFA in illustration from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA.
I was drawn at an early age to fabric design, which lead to years of working in the fashion and giftware industries.
My husband and I reside in Sausalito California.
Personal website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/birdarts/