At four years old, it was challenging for Tati to arrive to school with clean hands, having always stained them with markers during an early morning drawing session. Her friend's mom would always comment on this, to Tati's great embarrassment. Nevertheless, the itch to draw remained through high school, a place made bearable only by cramming notebook margins full of doodles, daydreaming about more colorful subjects. After surpassing this uninspiring hurdle of standardized test material, Tati was finally able to dedicate her studies exclusively to art at a university in lovely and haunted Savannah, Georgia. Post-graduation, she inadvertently joined the family tradition of education - a career spanning four generations - and found herself loving her work at the place where she least expected to; with the important difference that now, color-stained hands were an acceptable part of the dress code.
Currently, Tati searches for exciting new art projects in the world of book illustration.
In her free time. Tati daydreams too much (like Elizabeth Taylor, second grade teacher, used to say and yes, that was really her name!), and chips away at her yearly reading goal on Goodreads (with an average of 65 books read per year).