Art Education: Bachelor of fine arts from the University of Oregon, and also studying and observing my plein-air painting peers.
Style: Deconstructive and en plein air.
Creative Spark: When I’m walking or driving, my brain just sees a painting and locks in. I look for design and composition with dynamic angles that add depth.
Second-Choice Career: Something that would involve people and the outdoors.
Other Passions: Nature runs, pinball, biking, climbing, and singing.
Best Advice Received: From my dad, who said, “Just go out and paint a masterpiece. The rest will follow.”
Biggest Fear: Getting myself into a project that I either don’t want to finish or don’t enjoy the process of creating.
Pet Peeve: When someone asks me, “What are you painting?” Also, cleaning up. I’m a mess and unorganized.
Quirkiest Trait: I can be a bouncing goofball with tons of energy.
Favorite Studio Music: Electro swing, indie pop, or other folk music I can harmonize to.
Favorite Work by Another Artist: I love works by my fellow plein-air artists but I also have Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, and Chuck Close in the back of my head.
Future Goals: To work with software engineers as well as digital and installation artists to make a three-dimensional installation of one of my paintings.
Price Range: $225 to $2,400.
Representation: White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR; American Art Company, Tacoma, WA; Jessup Cellars Gallery, Yountville, CA; Casco Bay Artisans, Portland, ME; Tsuga Fine Art, Bothell, WA; Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA.
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