Being a visual learner, I have always connected with diagrams and illustrations. As a child, I would comb through encyclopedias and fixate on transparent overlays of things like the human body, plant structures, or the anatomy of a frog. I am still drawn to this type of imagery today. My paintings are constructed in a similar way, often showing multiple views of a single idea. While I aim to represent human emotion, memory and science are common themes in my work.
I have been making art for as long as I can remember. I started selling my drawings at the age of 17. Soon after, I attended the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota, where I obtained a Bachelors degree in Fine Art. Currently, I work out of my studio in Somerset, Wisconsin. My focus for the past 15 years has been creating mixed media acrylic paintings on canvas. These paintings have been included in various juried shows, exhibitions, and private collections. I have had the opportunity to work on a number of commissioned projects as well. Each day influences my artwork with its new challenges and experiences. As a result, each piece captures a snapshot in my life. Because, I will never live the same day twice; I will never create the same piece twice. This is why each work of art is unique. For me, the joy of making art comes from its ability to continuously evolve.