I was raised in an artistic family where art was ever present and highly encouraged. I started drawing at a very young age and through years of practice and study it has grown into an undeniable passion. I have worked as a professional Graphic Designer since 2009.
A reflection of my experiences and life adventures I generally use only my own photo reference to complete my work. Spending as much time as I can outdoors with nature, traveling to my favorite scenic spots, I gather reference and inspiration in an effort to communicate my love and excitement for nature in hopes of inspiring others.
Beginning in 2009 I have exhibited in numerous group and solo shows all over Arizona. During my years as a professional artist I have garnered numerous awards and have had my works added to private collections all over Arizona. In 2010 my work was included in North Light Books, Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing. In 2016 my work was included in North Light Books, Art Journey Animals: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks.
I have resided in Tucson, Arizona since 1976 and consider the desert my home. The beauty of the Southwest‘s flora, fauna, architecture & culture is ever present in my detailed drawings. After volunteering at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum’s Raptor Free Flight for 3 years, raptors and birds of all species have begun to work their way into my art more prominently. Honing my drawing skills strictly working in graphite for many years I have recently begun experimenting with new mediums and styles as a way to grow as an artist and explore new artistic landscapes and spiritual callings.
Bliss of Ignorance
Horse with no Name