I have always been drawn to the narrative power of images, especially in film and animation. I pursued my education in animation and visual development, and after graduating I worked in animation studios designing environments and characters for video games. Eventually, I wanted to broaden my understanding of art making, so I went back to school and received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting.
As an artist I try to make images that invite the viewer to tell their own stories or put them into a contemplative state. As an instructor I use my foundation in solid drawing and painting principles to educate and inspire new generations of artists, teaching at several colleges in the Southern California area.