I majored in Studio Art focusing on charcoals in college and lithography in graduate school. During school, I also took classes in various mediums such as digital media, graphic design, and illustration.
While I loved lithography, I explored digital media upon graduation due to my limited access to a printing presses. The result was the creation of my digital mixed-media prints.
I came full circle in 2010 when I returned to charcoals. It was a way to reconnect with working directly on paper and rebuilding my drawing skills. In 2015, I began taking classes with two pastel painters. I learned the proper use and various techniques involved to move beyond a beginner level. Many of my recent charcoals and pastels are based on scenery from local areas or journeys abroad.
I am a Graphic Designer with experience in print and web design. During college and graduate school, I took some classes on graphic design and page layout. After graduate school, I found a position working as a desktop publisher formatting Microsoft Word files and creating a pamphlets and flyers in Adobe PageMaker. Over the years, I further developed my skill set by learning new applications within Adobe Creative Suite.