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 shows for a couple years now and have enjoyed sharing my creations with you!
Original works are color pencil drawings, mounted on spray painted wood, and sealed with acrylic and resin. No need for frames!
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.
I primarily use Prisma color pencils for drawing. I also have Caran 'd Ache, Derwent, and Faber Castell pencils.
Once I'm done drawing, I use an Xacto knife to cut the drawings out. The wood is primed and spray painted before the cut out is glued down. Lastly, I do several layers protective coats of acrylic and/or resin.
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.