I grew up in western North Carolina with parents that were very talented and creative. After some life changes, I moved to southern Maryland to embark on new journeys, one of which was to develop my painting skills. I found a love for both acrylic and pastels, although I have experimented with oils and watercolor. I enjoy painting still life and landscapes, especially the lovely marshes found along the Maryland coast. I have enjoyed developing my skills through experimentation and through various artist videos and tutorials.