Hi, thanks for visiting my site.

I've been a designer for over 20 years. I create my children book illustrations, designs and hand lettering from my home in Northern California. I also currently teach in the Art Department at CSU Stanislaus.

I hold a BFA from BYU (Brigham Young University) and an MFA from MU (Marywood University).

To me, plein air painting must be more than a simple copy of a scene. It should capture the light and shadow, texture, color and in the end be an emotional response by the artist. I strive to communicate the feeling of a scene through my paintings.

All these high expectations, while battling the mist, heat, cold, and changing environments of plein air painting make it rather exciting! Many dull hours followed by a gust of wind and a tipped easel.

CLIENTS (partial)

Washington Post

Delicato Winery

Sactown Magazine

Brubeck Institute

Salt Lake City Art Director's Club

Montag Press


Graphic Artist Guild (National)


AWARDS (partial)

2018 - SCBWI Mentee Award, LA International Conference.

2018 - Children's Book Illustration solo show, Stan State.

2018- 1st Place Portfolio, SCBWI Nor Cal Conference.

2017 - California State Fair Plein Air, Sacramento, CA.

2016 - 1st Place, Capitola Plein Air competition
2016 - Featured in Outdoorpainter.com, Anatomy of an Award Winner, by Bob Bahr.
2016  - 1st Place Portfolio, SCBWI Nor Cal Conference.
2016 - 1st Place, SCBWI Nor Cal Conference, Conference Logo.

2015 - Chad Hunter: 20 Year Retrospect show, CSU Stanislaus.