Painting, sculpture, pottery, carving and using natural objects — I feel that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process, so depending on the inspiration, I enjoy experimenting and using a variety of mediums.
Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
Rarely caught without my camera, I enjoy documenting and capturing the beauty and wonders before me. I often use my photos as inspiration for my fine art projects.
I got my formal training and degree in Photography from the VCU School of Arts.
Formally trained in Communication Arts and Design, I graduated from VCU School of Arts and have a long history as an award-winning graphic designer and creative director in publications. Years of experience in advertising, marketing and freelancing round out my portfolio.
A passion of mine since I was a child, I have enjoyed creative writing all my life. Short stories, poetry and haiku have been a cathartic outlet for me, bringing joy, solace and reward.
As my career progressed, I began writing for a living and now as a marketer find myself writing content daily.
Whether it be a short social media post or a more lengthy technical whitepaper or eBook, I still find joy in writing. Though quite different from creative writing, it still brings a sense of reward.
I've been drawing, painting and creating art my whole life. As a toddler I was often at the foot of my mother, a painter, or by the side of my father,
a woodworker, asking if I could help. I was given my own tools and there began my lifelong obsession as an observer, experimenter and creator.
Identified as gifted at an early age, I got a solid art foundation in school and went on to attend the Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts, majoring in Communication Arts and Design, minoring in Photography and graduating with honors.
Along with art comes a longrunning passion for nature and the outdoors, as often reflected in my artwork. I also use my creative skills
in the kitchen and garden as an avid gardener and cook. I consider myself fully immersed in the sensibilities and lifestyle of an artist.
My love for fine arts has never waiverd and I have continually created, exhibited and sold my art internationally.