ABOUT THE ARTIST
I'm a visual artist based out of the southern Maine area. I specialize in oil and acrylic realism paintings with a focus on local, natural landscapes. I primarily use a limited earth tone color palette. Recently, I've also been exploring printmaking as a medium for learning about native New England plant and wildflower species.
I like to imagine that natural landscapes and structures each have their own sense of life, character, and personality. The paintings I create represent how I approach and experience these environments that I've grown up in: with a sense of empathy, familiarity, and appreciation.
I studied art, recreation leadership, and art education at the University of Southern Maine in Portland and Gorham, where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art. I've shown work at Creative Portland, The Harlow, Deertrees Theatre, and USM. I grew up right here in Maine, and I'm fortunate to call this place home (although, check back in February following a decent snow storm and I might not have the same sentiments.)