My paintings examine nature and explore composition. I work as a studio artist, developing compositions and ideas from many sources of reference. My work is accessible, calming, and at times meditative. With elements of magic realism and personal symbolism, I create images that are balanced and calm. Simplified, graphic, and studied, these paintings are inspired by sights from nature and everyday life. I build upon this inspiration to create new scenes that convey the balance of pattern and asymmetry found in nature.
I grew up in Huntsville, AL and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002 with a degree in Illustration. I moved to Minneapolis after graduating, and have enjoyed the opportunity to work as an artist here in Minnesota. I also work as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.