Artist's Background

I was born in Virginia in 1976. My father was in the military and I spent the first few years of my life in Germany. Then we moved to Tucson, Arizona and later to Folsom, California. While I was living in Folsom I started to study drawing and painting under the instruction of Nita Petrowski, a well known local artist. I won numerous awards in state and county fairs and graduated from Folsom High School with honors. I went to the University of San Francisco on a merit scholarship and became a participant in thier cooperative program with the Academy of Art College. In May of 1998 I received my BFA in painting and had my senior show the following October.

I am very dedicated to my work. I have loved art since I was very young. The creative experience is the most exhilarating thing in the world for me.

My Art

Art is my world
It is all I have ever wanted to do
I become oblivious to everything
Existing only in the universe of art
Congealing my feelings
Showing life through my art
Like a child with eyes open to the world
The scent of the air
The touch of the sun
The feel of dirt beneath bare feet
The power of the animal world
My art is a snapshot of life and more
Natural and unposed
Capturing the feel and mood of living
With the lifelike touch of oils



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