I've been an artist since I was a kid. As I got older, this love never faded and eventually I went to college to study art at the University of Arizona. In my spare time I study all things film. I love movies! I play computer games (World of Warcraft) and occasionally stream on Twitch. I like staying active. I'm also a weather geek so please enjoy my weather tab!
I use many different mediums, oil and acrylic paint, water soluble oils, watercolor, colored pencils and graphite. I also love doing collages and mixed media. I love to paint on linen panels over regular canvas. Most of my portraits are done in water mixable oil paints.
I'm inspired by animals and their personalities, especially therapy pets. I also get inspired by the art studio and gallery where I work, the artists I have met and the classes I've taken. Artists who stream on Twitch are huge inspirations to me, and I've always loved children's book illustrations, most notably Caldecott Medal Award winners.