I started off like most people started getting into art, with a box of crayons and some multicolored paper. From there I branched out into many different mediums. One of my strong suits was always illustration. As a child and to this day I am constantly drawing something. Whether it is a little cartoon animal or a portrait, I am always putting pencil to paper in one way or another.
In High school I realized my affinity for ceramics and sculpting. Later on in college I entered into the Biological sciences and studied Environmental Plant Biology for a few years before changing my major to Fine Art. I graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Art from Ohio University. I received the Community artist award for Athens Ohio and have hosted and been a curatorial assistant for many art shows. I received first place in the “Decorative Vessel” competition at the Laguna Art Festival Mud Slinger’s Day in 2007. Since then I have taken up photography and delved deeper into graphic design. Along side my sculpting and ceramic work, I strongly developed my skills in graphic design while at Ohio U.
I do create art on a daily basis, whether it is photography, design, a quick sketch or some sculpting from time to time. When I’m not doing that, I’m either working, hiking, camping, fishing or doing something that has to do with the outdoors.
Oh, and no that crocodile wasn’t really there. I do like taking photos of wildlife but not in a suicidal manner…Photoshop can be so much fun sometimes!