I've always been interested in art. Since childhood I have identified myself as an artist, and it continues to be my strongest identity. In college I studied a variety of media, including watercolor, pottery, glass, digital, papermaking, lithography, intaglio, photography, charcoal, and oil paints. After school, I worked as a graphic designer, but found it creatively limiting, so I continued to study in fine art, working with portrait painter Kevin Murphy.
In 2016 I opened my first studio space on Long Island where I enjoyed cultivating an educational space for artists to feel safe in exploring and creating with art. I worked with students of all levels, both children and adults. In the studio we worked from the ground up, starting with basic rendering and life drawing with charcoal and progressing into finished portrait done with oil paint.