I was born in East Canton Ohio in 1977. In 1996 I was awarded scholarships from Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and received a Distinguished Merit Scholarship by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to study painting and drawing. I moved to Baltimore Maryland in 2002 to work for New Arts Foundry to apply patinas on bronze sculptures. with the knowledge I gained from these endeavors I have produced a range of work varying thematically
and stylistically. Often a new subject matter or a new activity not related to painting or art, will spark a fresh approach to my work. As of late, scuba diving has been an important part of generating ideas for new works of art, but sometimes its as simple as noticing a shadow that will create a divergence for new series of work.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2000