As an artist, painting is my way of processing the world, expanding myself, and my tool for creating change. I believe art is about connecting to ourselves, to others, and to the world around us. It is a unique way to impact perceptions and spark conversations about important issues. In my work, I explore themes of universal inter-connectivity, animal welfare and conservation, and the human experience. Though my style is largely representational, many of my pieces lean towards imaginative realism, harnessing the interplay between realistic imagery and creative concepts.
As an illustrator, I love the process of formulating a visual reflection of an idea or text in a creative, meaningful and impactful way. I believe that illustrations, no matter how simple or complex, can be highly effective in conveying a message. It is my job to gain a deep understanding of what the desired impact is for the book, article, portrait, or any other creative project, and from there, make the most effective artistic choices to convey it.
Originally from New York City, I developed a love of the art world from a young age, along with an awareness of its global impact. I honed my painting and drawing skills throughout my school years, attending the Bridgeview School of Fine Art, and getting my BFA from Ithaca College. I currently live in Colorado, where I have found a way to combine my passion for animals and the environment and my skills as an artist to help spread awareness about current welfare and conservation issues.
My goal is to use my art to inspire introspection, change and action. I donate a percentage of my art sales to various environmental and animal conservation organizations and sanctuaries.