The way I connect with the world around me is through observation. I notice colors, shapes, patterns, relationships, and moods. Through this foundation I seek to capture moments; a thought, a feeling, or a revelation. I strive for an unspoken connection between the viewer and the art.
Portraits continue to be my concentration. I find the seemingly simple art form full of complexities. My goal is portray the figure's inner light through the outer representation.
I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where I began drawing at an early age. I double majored in Musical Theatre/Arts Management, and received a minor in Visual Art from Lindenwood University. I recently graduated with my Masters of Art in Teaching from Webster University and am certified to teach art from grades K-12. I am currently teaching elementary art in the Francis Howell School District.
Additionally, I have been hired all over the St. Louis region. My work has been seen at local businesses and professional theatre establishments. Patrons have commissioned me as a portrait artist, window artist, muralist, and illustrator. My original work has been admired and purchased by a variety of supporters.