Alyce grew up in the Midwest - Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Memories of growing up romping around the countryside climbing trees and playing in creeks has given her a love of drawing trees which you can see in her various pen & ink tree drawings.
Having a love for drawing and painting moved Alyce towards going to school for Art. She has a B.S. in Drawing and Painting at Grace College -a small liberal arts college in Winona Lake, IN.
After moving to Seattle Alyce continued painting. She started having art shows at coffee shops, art fairs and small art shops. She also started teaching preschool art. She loves teaching kids to grow in a love for art. Seeing kids use their imaginations in play has given her lots of ideas for future books. Reading books to the kids regularly started her desire to use her artistic talent to illustrate children's books. She has illustrated Brian and the Storm by author Van Chestnutt as well as Jay Pearson's Blood of the Dragon and Heart of the Dragon young adult fiction series. Her newest book is a 5th-7th grader chapter book by Jeff Denoncour called Sword and Bow. It's now on Amazon.
Alyce has found a good balance teaching painting classes and illustrating children's books. She is an artist, illustrator, teacher, kayaker, and plant lover. Contact her if you need an illustrator to illustrate your book or commission her to create a piece of art.