I grew up in New Orleans and was one semester away from a BFA in painting (and a minor in Anthropology) at UNO when Katrina's mighty storm surge thrust me out. I landed on Chicago's shore and ended up living there for 8+ years (minus the semester I spent back home finishing school). These days I'm living in the vegan wonderland of Portland, Or.
I draw most of my illustrations using Adobe Illustrator and my laptop trackpad. Yeah, you read that correctly. Just the trackpad. I tried using a Wacom tablet once and it felt clunky and weird, so I ditched it.
As far as the paintings, I'm an acrylic girl. I'm too impatient for oil! I don't have any studio space in which to create new stuff at the moment, but I hope to get back to making small pieces sooner rather than later.