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About

I was born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi, where I watched a lot of cartoons as a kid. At age 5 I started copying the illustrations on the VHS covers of my favorites such as Winnie the Pooh, Scooby Doo, and all the classic Disney characters. In 3rd grade I remember many of my classmates asking me to draw characters for them, my favorite being the Tasmanian Devil from the front of a friend's pocket folder. I drew this character so much that I was able to draw it from memory for many of my classmates. With the encouragement from my family and fellow classmates, I continued to pursue art throughout the rest of my schooling.

I now focus most of my energy on reconnecting others with mother nature through my landscapes depicting trees, forests and dappled light. Since moving to California, I've become quite interested in coastal redwoods and giant sequoias and painting these as a means of conservation and sharing their beauty and importance with others.

Shows & Events

Side by Side: 100 Years Later - December 2017, Woodland, CA

Aspiring Artists Debut – Juried Exhibition – February 2017, Carmichael, CA

Rocklin Fine Arts Juried Show – February 2017, Rocklin, CA

Awards

Excellence Award – “Giant Sequoia in Snow” – Aspiring Artists Debut – February 2017