My great loves have always been art and nature.
I majored in art at Humboldt State University, and graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in studio art. While at school I was focused mainly on learning the classic techniques of realistic painting. It seemed amazing to me that colors applied to a 2 dimensional canvas could create a 3 dimensional world.
I have since adapted much of what I learned in school to my own particular style, most notably switching from oil paints to acrylics. I find that the quick drying time allows me to complete a painting with several layers of color and detail in a very efficient manner.
I love to travel all over central California, and almost always have my easel or my camera with me. My plans for the near future are to venture further on my journeys, and expand my portfolio in new and exciting directions.