Art Education: I studied traditional drawing and painting methods for four years at Juliette Aristides’ atelier. I am currently pursuing my master of fine arts degree at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA.
Creative Spark: Ordinary moments—looking at light on things and the relationship of one thing to another.
Second-Choice Career: I’ve wanted to be an artist since I was 13. A few years before that, I wanted to be a professional basketball player. I was hoping I would grow to 6 feet, 4 inches tall, but I topped off at 5 feet, 10 inches.
Other Passions: Being outdoors: camping, hiking, canoeing.
One Thing Most People Don’t Know About You: I know next to nothing about celebrity and pop culture due to an upbringing bereft of any digital entertainment media.
Best Advice Received: All my teachers have emphasized hard work and putting in the time at the studio. I currently clock in and out every day to make sure other distractions aren’t getting in the way of my painting time.
Biggest Fear: Becoming stuck in one mode of producing paintings. Also, large spiders.
Favorite Studio Music: I have been listening to podcasts lately: National Public Radio’s This American Life, Radiolab, and Fresh Air as well as The New Yorker’s fiction podcasts.
Future Goals: For my work to continue to evolve as I explore new subjects and methods.
Price Range: $1,200 to $14,000.
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