Visual art is my way of processing the world, expressing and 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 perception, spark conversation, and inspire social change. In my personal work, I explore themes of universal inter-connectivity, animal welfare and wildlife conservation, and the human experience. While my style is largely representational, many of my pieces lean towards imaginative realism, harnessing the interplay between realistic imagery and creative concepts.
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 later Ithaca College, where I earned my BFA. During the last several years of living in Colorado, traveling, and further developing my artistic sensibilities, I found a way to combine my artistic talents with my passion for animals and nature. Now living back in New York, I continue to use my art as a way to help spread awareness about current animal welfare, conservation, and environmental issues.
As a freelance artist and illustrator, my work includes book illustrations, cover designs, portraits, editorial illustrations, and other creative projects.