The value of a portrait extends beyond the surface it is built upon, and the materials used to create it. The story being told may highlight a life remembered, capture a fleeting moment, or illustrate the bonds between us. My passion as an artist is to find the voice of that story through the colors, textures, shadows and light that will tell it the strongest.
After studying Art and Visual Communications with a B.F.A from the University of Delaware, I have continued to approach the art I create as poetry. As boundless as the inferences made and emotions felt while viewing a piece, I love exploring the intersection between the shapes and physical attributes of what we see, as metaphors of the stories we tell.
Portrait Society of America
First Place Winner: Baby and Child Art Contest - Oil Painting of "Varenna"
Artist of Distinction – Given by “Lost Dreams on Canvas”; A program dedicated to honoring lives lost to violence through portraiture
"Mom Dancing While Drafting Letters from Greenview" Marietta Cobb Museum of Art- Juried Metro Montage XXIII Exhibition