Philosophy

Narrative art tells a story. The stories I tell in my work revolve around the various interactions among and between humans, nature, and the unseen spiritual realm. There is an ongoing, eternal narrative taking place around us and my art shares just a tiny piece of the story.

In my portrait paintings and live event sessions, I capture moments in time which showcase important junctions in the larger story of a person's life. These moments may be celebrated events like weddings or new babies, other times the story tells a quieter memoir of joy, hope, sorrow, or peace. I believe every person deserves a story to be told, it is my goal to paint as many as I can.

Background

I've been creating art of varying styles since I was old enough to hold crayons. Then I went to art school at East Carolina University's School of Art & Design. There I gained understanding of many techniques and media, but it's really been my post-graduation experiences which have informed my style the most. After living all over the country, I'm finally settling down in New Bern, North Carolina where I paint in my studio, visit the water often, and enjoy life with family and friends.

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