Born in a small rural town in the Catskill Mountains, NY, I moved with my family to Florida when I was 7 years old. My love for the outdoors had already been established, but it soon shifted from the mountains to the ocean. I started surfing at the age of 17 and never looked back.
My interests have since shifted and evolved with my environment, but I always want to be outside. It’s where I can meditate, find space for myself and recharge my creative energy. From volunteering and working in the Florida Park Service to my attempt at thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (hey, I made it halfway at least) I’m always driven by a sense of adventure and profound respect for the natural world.
I’ve been painting since I was 18, and have never taken a formal painting course. My college education in graphic design laid a stronger foundation for my personal pursuit of fine art and independent artistic expression. No matter what I have to do to support myself financially, communicating through art will remain my lifelong passion and pursuit.