"I've always enjoyed being creative. In fact, I can't remember a time
when I wasn't drawing, painting, making movies, playing guitar or creating games. The arts have always moved me emotionally.
I took 3 years of art in high school, but didn't realize that I would become a portrait painter / landscape painter / website
designer or a graphic designer. I received a bachelors degree from NCSU in graphic design. I've shown my artwork in several
galleries across my home state of North Carolina. My artwork has been juried into quite a few festivals and fairs. Portrait
painting is my main occupation, but I've produced many landscapes of NC scenes. I use a lot of graphic design principles in
my paintings. I attend portrait painting seminars, read books, and talk to other artists in order to stay informed about painting.
I am also taking classes in website design and want to continue taking classes in art-related subjects. I am open to being
commissioned to do any kind of subject in a painting. I am a Raleigh native."