Artist Statement

I am a representational portrait artist following the realist tradition. I work primarily in drawing and oil painting in an indirect method. My work features quiet, singular figures that are slowly and sensitively drawn. I work both from life and photographic reference and my process is usually very slow with careful observation given to light and form. My goal with each work is to emulate the flesh, the soul, and the spirit of my subjects, to create works that permeate their surface and resound emotionally with my viewers.


  • Munsell Color Theory with Graydon Parrish, 2020
  • Studio Escalier Summer Intensive, 2019
  • Apprentice under William Whitaker, 2012-2018
  • Beaux Arts Academy: Structural Figure Drawing, 2017
  • Sight-Size Portrait Workshop under Ryan Brown, 2015
  • The Masters Academy of Art: Summer Scholarship Grand Prize Winner, 2015
  • Grand Central Academy of Art: Summer Drawing Intensive, 2013
  • Flemish Classical Atelier: Workshop with William Whitaker, Bruges, Belgium, June 2012
  • Classical Art Online: Atelier Training under Jonathan Hardesty, 2010-2011
  • Columbus College of Art and Design, 2004-2008
    • Bachelors in Fine Arts
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude


  • Private Art Lessons: Ages K-12, 2008-Present
  • Walden School of Liberal Arts, Middle School Art Teacher, 2013-2014, 2019-2020
  • Walden School of Liberal Arts, After School Art Club, 2012-2013
  • Artist in Residence for Logan Elm School: Instructed High School Painting Class in Classical Drawing and Painting Techniques, 2012
  • CCAD Saturday Morning Art School: Teaching Assistant, 2006-2008


  • A Very Big Tiny Art Show, 2019
  • 94th Annual Springville Salon, 2018
  • 12th International Art Renewal Center Salon Live Exhibition, 2017
  • 93rd Annual Springville Salon, 2017
  • 32nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah, 2017
  • The 100 Dollar Show 2016, 2017
  • The Classical Tradition, Springville Art Museum, 2017
  • AMBank Invitational Art Show, 2014-2018
  • Art Olympia International, 2015
  • 91st Annual Springville Salon, 2015
  • 90th Annual Springville Salon, 2014
  • Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, 2012
  • Columbus Arts Festival Emerging Artist, 2011
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library, OOVAR Juried Art Show, 2008 and 2009
  • Columbus College of Art and Design: Thesis Exhibition, 2008


  • Art Renewal Center Finalist, 2021 and 2018
  • Art Renewal Center Purchase Award for “Renewal,” 2017
  • Art Renewal Center Honorable Mention for “The Cold Earth Slept Below,” 2017
  • The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund Recipient, 2016
  • Strokes of Genius 8: Exploring Texture, 2016
  • Art Renewal Center Finalist, 2015
  • Trekell February Featured Artist, 2015
  • “21 Under 31” Southwest Art Magazine, 2014
  • Ohio Arts Council Purchase Award, 2012
  • Ohio State Fair Plein Air Competition: Third Place, 2012
  • Featured in Ohio Magazine, June Issue, 2011
  • Grove City Easel Purchase Award, 2010
  • Easton Art Affair: Best of Show, 2009