About River

I’m an educator who retired as a reading specialist and writing coach. I appreciate the power of well-crafted children’s picture books and well-written junior fiction. I learned much about developmental editing from conducting writing workshops for students.

Now I am full time artist and writer, as well as gardener. When I am preparing a comp for an illustration or designing a drawing, painting a canvas, or taking photos around my neighborhood, I’m in my happy place. I have an eye for color; for a website, book illustrations, or a mural. While I use graphic programs for digital art, I prefer the look and feel of hand drawn, hand painted pieces.

Some of My Recent Projects

Website and Table Banner for Silicon Valley Alliance for Gun Safety


Signage, Banners & Mural for West hope, a Contemplative Church.

Honoring the Spirit and the Land

An Oil Painting for Vinegar Alley, Sonoma, CA

Pondtemplation, 48″ x 24″

A WordPress.com Website.

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