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.
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. My process relies heavily on using complementary colors and a limited color palette. My intention is to create an overall sense of visual harmony, allusive to the symbiosis that occurs in the natural world. I also primarily use earth tones in an effort to stay true to the likeness of the landscape.
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.)