From a young age I’ve drawn almost every day and I’ve always found portraiture and fantasy art most fulfilling. I’ve been inspired by the works of John Singer Sargent, William Adolphe Bouguereau, John William Waterhouse, and Norman Rockwell. Studying their work has influenced my perspective on what I can do as a portrait artist and illustrator. I’ve studied with numerous artists from around the country in workshops and have attended the National Portrait Conference several times. In college, I majored in Illustration in hopes of incorporating the narratives I loved into my paintings, then minored in BioMedical Illustration to improve the anatomy of the figures and portraits in my work.
The style I work in would be described as realistic. I love depicting the people around me, and trying to capture their emotion, attitude, and personality in my work. My inspiration for all my portraits comes from the people I interact with every day. I also do fantasy art where I have more freedom to play with the environments around my subjects, as well as the subjects themselves. Inspiration for that work comes from the books and media I listen to as I do my other work, such as audiobooks and podcasts.
Like many artists weathering the shelter in place orders, I am creating artworks inspired by the events happening all around us. Through my portraits, I aim to tell the stories of the healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic.
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