Angela grew up in the bush of Alaska. Her father was an Alaskan bush pilot. With few roads the family car was a tiny propeller bush plane. She started drawing animals at the age of four and has never stopped.
She graduated from California Institute of the Arts and landed her first job with Disney Animation as a layout artist. She spent her early career working as an artist in children’s entertainment television.
Angela stumbled into book illustration when she was asked to illustrate a children’s picture book. That was when she fell in love with children’s book illustration. She now lives on a ranch minutes from Los Angeles, with her husband and a menagerie of animals.