Art has always been an important part of my life. From an early age, I had an affinity for drawing and painting that was my primary focus throughout my school years. Recognizing my talent, my parents enrolled me at the age of 8 into private classes with a local artist where I learned essential painting techniques using different mediums and tools. These lessons provided me the confidence to pursue more art training throughout my secondary education.
Upon graduation from high school, I attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where I expanded my artistic talents into digital art and computers. This launched me into to a decade long career in marketing and design specializing in print, email, and web development.
In 2017, my family and I relocated to Seattle, Washington. Inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, I opened my own studio with a focus on pet portraits and nature art.
My work is critical to supporting the two passions in my life: animals and art. It is important to preserve the essence and beauty of these creatures in a permanent format as a memorial to their life. This belief can be best exemplified from my favorite quote from Saint Hildegard of Bingen:
“There is nothing in creation in which does not have some radiance, either greenness or seeds or flowers or beauty…”
Member, Artist Trust of Washington
Member, Portrait Society of America
Member, Phinney Neighborhood Association
Seattle Artists League, Continuing Education
Columbus College of Art & Design, Continuing Education
Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Visual Communications, Graduate
DeVry University, Computer Science, Graduate