My mom loves telling the stories of how I used to draw all over the walls when I was a kid. And when she got me away from the walls, I would find a way to draw all over my legs. Eventually, I started drawing on paper. I also played a lot outside in the marshes in Virginia Beach. I started drawing all the fish in the Chesapeake Bay, turtles, snakes, and various critters that crawled in our backyard. Virginia Beach wildlife continues to be where I draw my inspiration
I started doing drawings for friends and family in high school and college. During college, I decided to pursue being an exhibiting artist in shows around the area. I've been in shows for a couple years now and have enjoyed sharing my creations with you!
I primarily use Prisma's Premier colored pencils and Caran 'd Ache Luminance pencils. I also use Derwent's Chromoflow, and Faber Castell's Polychromos pencils.
For some drawings, I use spray paint for the backgrounds but for most, I used colored pencils entirely throughout.
I mount the drawings onto a primed wood panel and do several layers of acrylic and/or resin. This protects the drawings, so no framing is required!
I also have 50 limited edition prints on Moab natural white paper of selected drawings once they are sold. I use a giclée printing company and I sign and number the back. Prints come in a standard mat and can be easily switched out if needed.
Where and When
Majority of the shows I sell at are in Southeast Virginia (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News), or Northern Virginia (Arlington, Alexandria). You can see my upcoming shows on the Home page.