While my love for art has always been a part of me, I did not start pursuing it as more than a hobby until college. Entering into the world of art, I tested the waters in many different fields -- graphic design, illustration, textile design, web design, photography, sculpture, set design, painting, fiber art -- but struggled to find my niche. I loved aspects of them all. After much more research, dabbling, studio time, and travelling, my heart kept pulling me back to painting. 

My artwork is heavily inspired by nature and the places that I have visited throughout the United States. I am also drawn to impressionist painters such as Monet and Renoir, as well as the Neo-expressionistic art movement including artists like Cy Twombly and Jackson Pollock.