My Story

My earliest memories are of animals and my love for them. As an adult, I pursued zoology, studying wildlife in their natural environments around the world. Now I use my experiences and memories to create art, striving to bring animals to life on canvas. Any animal might become my muse...the way it acts, looks, or lives. I want viewers to see not just an image, but the spirit of the animal itself. 


Often I include an underlying theme in my work, addressing the thoughtless role that humans play in the use, abuse, and killing of animals. I want viewers to appreciate the worth of animals and do more to ensure that they do not disappear from our earth. For my part, I donate forty percent of my earnings from the sale of my artwork to reputable animal charities. 

My Work
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My Background

Academic


  • Associate of Arts in Studio Arts (June, 2020)
  • Bachelor of Science with Honors in Zoology
  • Master of Science in Biology


Awards


  • 2018. First Place Printmaking for The Queen of Hearts, Annual Student Exhibition, Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA. Garet Zook, juror.
  • 2017. Best of Show for Better Off Without Them, Annual Student Exhibition, Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA. Nick Wilkinson, juror.
  • 2016. Award of Excellence, Brushstrokes 2016, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, for Chihuahua Sunset. Robert Burridge, juror.
  • 2016. Best of Show and First Place Painting for Mule History Rewritten, Annual Student Exhibition, Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA. Robbie Conal, juror.
  • 2016. Honorable Mention Drawing for Great Mother Goddess of the Camels, Annual Student Exhibition, Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA. Robbie Conal, juror.

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My Medium

I work in  a variety of mediums, including pencil, acrylic, watercolor, and intaglio, although recently I have developed a real passion for working in oil. 

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