My passion for the arts have been fueled by fine art portraiture and illustration from a very young age. By the age of 12, enthusiasm for learning prompted seeking out instruction from artists in the community & participating in gallery shows with community art organizations. 
I’ve spent the last 14 years studying portraiture in oil paint from artists from around the country, and have brought this knowledge to my illustrative work. I have been attending the Portrait Society of America Conference, as well as other portrait painting workshops since the age of 15. I graduated with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2018 with a major in Illustration in hopes of incorporating the narratives I loved into my paintings. I also minored in BioMedical Illustration to improve the anatomy of the figures and portraits in my work.
I was featured in International Artist Magazine for my Portrait of the Frontline Project in December 2021, South African Artists Magazine as an International Artist in 2019, was recognized in Southwest Artists Magazine as “21 Under 31 Artists to Watch” in 2014, and have received recognition from the Portrait Society of America in both their International and Members Only competition, along with many other awards.
In addition to traveling the United States giving lectures, classes, drawing and material demonstrations I’m working on a mix of commissions, freelance work, gallery show pieces, and creating educational content.
Lately I’ve made a tremendous commitment to bringing those aspects of my career to social media. Through Patreon, Twitch, Instagram, and Zoom workshops I’ve been fortunate to shift my career in these challenging times.
Since the pandemic, I’ve found myself working with numerous charities such as Worldbuilders, Jasper’s Game Day, The Hispanic Federation, and ProjectHOPE, using my work to further support their causes. In addition, I started the project, “Portraits of the Frontline” to highlight the voices and stories of the healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic.
Initially the project was to highlight the commitment of the healthcare workers & show that we see them and appreciate them. Ultimately, this project was able to help support Project Hope’s fundraising efforts by creating a poster to fund training and PPE to those individuals. In May of 2022 the 100 portraits will be on display on the terrace of the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. for ProjectHOPE’s Annual Gala, before being returned to the healthcare workers.  
I aim to keep inspiring young artists and telling great narratives through the medium of portraiture.
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