I was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but was raised in Tinton Falls, NJ. My interest in art began at a very early age and I was encouraged to pursue it through many avenues, including after school art classes and outside lessons. I was lucky enough to have the support of many teachers, as well as family and friends.
I received my BA in Studio Fine Arts from Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY) in 2005, and in 2008, my MFA in Printmaking from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
My subject matter stems from my love of nature. Traveling (both nationally and internationally) is an enormous source of inspiration to my work. My style comes from my love of black and white photography and high-contrast images. Realism is not necessarily a goal of mine, but achieving the blackest blacks and the whitest whites in an image, is. The overall goal: to create a successful, balanced composition.
I currently live and work in Chestertown, Maryland.