My grandmother tells me that I have been an artist since I was three years old. I drew pictures of marshes, beaches, and lakes with swans for her that she would frame and hang throughout her home. Since those earliest years my inspiration has come from music, poetry, and nature.

Moving frequently with a military family, art was always a source of joy and comfort. My parents enrolled me in art classes before elementary school and I fondly remember sponge-painting trees. My family always nurtured my talent. At the age of fourteen, I created a controversial billboard that succeeded in making a large corporation so angry, they forced my school to remove it. At that moment, I realized the impact of art and advertising.

Several years later I began my studies in communication design at Auburn University. During this time I worked for IBM as a co-op student and continued to experiment with painting and sculpture. I felt that I needed to grow and become more tech-savvy as a visual artist, so I transferred to the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston to finish my degree. During that time, I fell in love with silkscreen, receiving honors for my experiments with painting and typography. After graduating, I worked with a large, multinational advertising agency while I continued my education in painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Currently, I’m enrolled at Harvard Extension School to balance my artistic education with a degree in management.

My acrylic paintings are available at J. Todd Galleries in Chatham and Wellesley, Massachusetts.