A native to Northern Michigan, I began my artist expression early. I started entering art competitions in elementary school, and continued to create and explore through every medium I could get my hands on. I dual-enrolled in college art classes at 16, and proceeded onto a BFA, concentrating on figure illustration. I find different mediums work best for specific subject matters, and my photography is preimarly a source of study for my painting. Pastel,Charcol,Acylic,Oil,motion media,and photography are all tools I call upon in my practice. I currently run a custom frame shop in Bend, OR. Practicing color theory, proportion, and design has helped my own work evolve. I see the matting and framing as an extension of my work and vision.