I grew up in Jerusalem, Israel. My first drawing was black crayon
smeared over the entire page. My mom asked me what it was and I said, "that's a chicken coop."

"Where are the chickens?" she asked.

I said, "They are all asleep and it's dark."

Since then I have been drawing, painting, sculpting and cutting paper constructions. After graduating from Pratt Institute and NYU, I began showing my artwork in galleries and museums

Gene Moore, display director for Tiffany & Co. loved my paper constructions and invited me to create displays for all his windows in New York. I started creating innovative displays for many prominent
store windows and I was thrilled to see kids with their nose stuck to the glass, as they gazed at the scene in the window.

Writing and illustrating children's books is, again, a window into a child's fantasy and imagination. It's also a wonderful way for me to connect with my own childhood and early memories like the chicken coop drawing.

Winner of the PJ Library's Author Incentive Award for upcoming book, Dreidel Day

2nd Place Portfolio award winner of the 2016 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference

Portfolio award winner of the 2014 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference

The first place recipient of the SCBWI 2005 Illustration Award in the category of Fantasy

Participating artist at ArtsWestchester

Member of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

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