Art has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember…from the time I was caught at age 4 blanketing the walls of my father’s study in yellow highlighter to the time I met a hero of mine, Wolf Kahn, and spent an afternoon in his studio. He understood what I found impossible to explain about my joy in art by stating "Art is a banner unfurled with all of your values embedded in it."
As a young student, the best thing for me about art was the breadth of risk I was allowed to take. I loved to work in a huge variety of media to stretch my comfort zone. Now, I continue my art education at Wesleyan University by always seeking new classes and mentors to further broaden my exposure.
My influences have ranged from master colorists like Wolf Kahn to mind-bending photographers like Thomas Barbey to professors like Tula Telfair. I have had the pleasure of meeting a number of U.S. special operations service members over the last few years, and their stories and photographs have been the inspiration for several digital works. The theme of my first solo NYC show, Solo Mission, was dedicated to these remarkable heroes.
Art is truly my passion, but not my only interest. When I’m not in the art studio, I can usually be found on the Wesleyan varsity softball field, in a science lab or volunteering in an emergency room. I hope you enjoy the site!