Artist Statement & Biography
With the combination of realistic rendering and abstraction of the figure and background, I decipher an individual’s characteristics and create a physiological portrait. Working with people from my own life as subject matter allows me to heighten the specifics of their charm and present their personalities as I experience them.
I grew up traveling from Mountain City, TN to Melbourne, FL and back again a few times a year, so I can easily say that I am from both places. I've been drawing and painting since before I can remember. Despite being self-taught until college, I was able to obtain a 3rd place award in a state completion and a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since graduating with a BFA in Painting I've pursued a professional career in the arts, exhibiting in Downtown Savannah, GA. Now I free-lance at a Fine Art studio which keeps me creating and learning new skills constantly.