As an artist, painting is my way of processing the world, expanding myself, and my tool for creating change. I believe art is about connection; with ourselves, with others, with the world around us. It is a unique way to impact people's perceptions and spark conversations about important issues. In my work, I explore themes of inter-connectivity, animal welfare and conservation, and the human experience. Though my painting style is largely representational, many of my pieces lean towards imaginative realism, harnessing the interplay between realistic imagery and creative concepts.
I currently live in Summit County, Colorado, but I am originally from New York City, where I developed a love of art from a young age. I honed my natural talent for painting and drawing throughout my school years, taking classes at the Bridgeview School of Fine Art, and continuing on to get a BFA from Ithaca College.
My love of nature was apparent from my earliest works, and I have since combined my passion for animals and talent for painting to focus on the issues surrounding endangered species and animal exploitation.
My goal is to use my art to spread awareness about current issues, and inspire introspection, change and action. I donate a percentage of my sales to various environmental and animal conservation organizations and sanctuaries.
*I love doing commissions as well, be it an animal or human portrait, landscape, city-scape or even just a great concept!