I was born and raised in central Vermont, which has shaped my free spirit, inquisitive nature, and artistic identity. I earned my bachelors at Skidmore College as a Studio Art major, and my MFA from SUNY Albany.
The human figure has been one of my favorite subjects. The privilege of the artist is to represent the human form in a way that speaks to the depths of our existence, reminding us that while we are so incredibly different, we are all related by virtue of our existence. We can look at another person and experience a transfer of emotion, understand their experience, share in their idea. This is a brilliant quality of our species that inspires my artwork and keeps me looking, asking, feeling, and painting.
“There’s a kind of luck that’s not much more than being in the right place at the right time, a kind of inspiration that’s not much more than doing the right thing in the right way, and both only really happen to you when you empty your heart of ambition, purpose, and plan; when you give yourself, completely, to the golden, fate-filled moment” – Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
Frida Kahlo – one of many inspirational artists, for many inspirational reasons.