My Story

A s a child, I was quickly acquainted with the art world. It was one of the only constants in my life besides my family as we moved around pretty consistently for my earliest years. I lived in Texas for the majority of my childhood, and visiting a local farm regularly secured my love of animals. A visit to Kentucky at the age of five secured my love of horses. So naturally, the move to Kentucky, Horse Capital of the World, was a welcome one.

In middle school my teachers encouraged me to pursue art, though when the time came to choose a profession, I elected to pursue the path of a veterinarian. Very soon after beginning college, an epiphany struck me: this is not where I belong. Within a very short period of time, I was enrolled in art classes and finally found where my passion truly lay.

I finally accepted the loose and expressive brush strokes of the art I so appreciated, and adopted them as my own style.

Although initially excited about my entrance into the creative world, I was quickly struck with the awesome realities and self-criticisms that brought my art gusto to a brief but sudden stop. Unimpressed with my own work, I put down the brush to pursue Graphic Design. Although I still painted occasionally, I never felt as satisfied with my work as I wanted to be, and this always kept my brush hesitant to meet canvas. However, after four years, I came to terms with my skills and my desires as a professional artist, and the brush remarried my hand and they’ve barely been parted since.

After I became comfortable in my own knowledge of good painting technique, I began experimenting with them on my own canvas. I finally accepted the loose and expressive brush strokes of the art I so appreciated, and adopted them as my own style. I have painted and trained with such notable artists as Lori Putnam, Bill Fletcher, John Michael Carter, Scott Christensen, Quang Ho, and presently study weekly with sporting artist Andre Pater.