When I was a child, I would try to make “good pictures.” It wasn’t even art – but I wanted honest opinions for my hard work. After several “oh, that’s nice” statements from my parents about my doodles and drawings, I presented a piece of white paper with scribbles all over it as an experiment in honesty. I asked my mother what she thought of it and she said it was “nice.”

In the supremely self righteous manner that all children adopt, I informed her that it was ugly and was a test to see if she really was giving me her honest opinion. How would I learn otherwise? My mother was, from there on out, much more forthcoming with her opinions. And I began a journey of trying to learn more and be better at articulating my vision in 2D and 3D mediums.

I started taking Life Drawing classes when I was 13 at a local community center. I needed a special letter of permission to draw the “naked people.” I took every art class available in High School and took Art History after school because I was the only person interested in it. In college I double majored in Painting and in Computer Graphics and minored in Drawing because I wanted to have a full range of experiences and I thought this would help me do that. In Graduate School I majored in 3D Modeling and Animation and took Illustration and Drawing classes in my free time.

I have worked as a freelance graphic designer, a commissioned painter, a mural artist, a set designer, helped run a busy scene shop, made models of Winnie the Pooh for a toy company, started a freelance photography business, worked remotely all over the United States for logo and brand designing and have a wide variety of two dimensional and three dimensional, time based and static, skills to draw from.

I am an artist who does 3D Modeling, Digital Photography, oil painting, illustration and graphic design right now. I enjoy sharing my love of art, my skills and my strength of personality in my art, in my work and in my personal life. I will enjoy every moment of each new creation and each new experience that comes my way.

A Jack of All Trades and a Master of quite a few is a motto that I am happy to live by as an artist.