Thanks for visiting my site! Here's a little bit about me! I have been drawing since I could hold a crayon. I partner with local businesses or hosts for "Paint the Town" classes where you can learn to create your own masterpiece with step by step instruction in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Each class is a fun time and not only involves art and paints but good food and drinks! I love art and I want to share it with as many people as possible. I studied art in college and hold degrees in Fine Arts and Political Science. I also try to regularly enroll in local art classes such as glassblowing, drawing and abstract painting. My main focus is drawing on paper in various mediums, but I have done many works in acrylic paint on canvas as well as murals. I believe that you are never too old or too busy to learn new things or improve upon current knowledge and skills. My favorite medium is pencil – or graphite. When I work with graphite I am reminded that something can be created out of the simplest ingredients. I appreciate that things don’t have to be complicated to get a good result. Graphite can be crisp and straight or messy and smudged. The versatility of the medium is amazing and it’s easy to carry around. I love to get my hands dirty and distort lines with my fingers. I begin a piece by referencing something that I have seen or felt. I draw on my own experiences and try to put them into an image that others can identify with. It is my way to communicate something that I often cannot put into words. I know a piece is done when I revisit it a few days after I think I’m finished and don’t want to change anything. When my work is going well, I’m filled with a sense of satisfaction. I know that this is what I should be doing with my hands and it just feels right. When people see my work, I’d like them to feel a break from reality. I want viewers to step into something beautiful and to feel something out of the ordinary. You can see my portfolio here. In today’s environment of complexities and stress, I want people to be reminded that part of the human experience is to take time to stop, breathe and enjoy.