I am a visual artist. Doing art is what I’m all about. I’ve been drawing since Kindergarten, and by the third grade I’d already decided that rather than being an astronomer or paleontologist, I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. I held to this throughout my primary schooling & went on to study Media Arts & Animation at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, immediately after high school.
Visual art has been a way for me to communicate that was far removed from the technicality of verbal language, and has allowed me to explore my imagination & indulge my curiosity about the world in a way I couldn’t have otherwise. Visual art has also helped teach me the value & enjoyment of pure, hard, & consistent effort. Had I not spent countless hours working & re-working, drawing & redrawing, over & over & over again…I would not be the artist–or the person–I am today.