As with many others I was drawing and painting as a child and just continued as I developed over the years. I have always expressed myself visually in a representational manner. I have been influenced first and foremost by the artists with in my family, primarily painter, Ruth Jewell, who was my first teacher. I was then taught by Artists John Stephens and Hannes Beckmann before spending four years at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and also completing a commercial arts program. Attending workshops has continued to inform my practice as well as having had the privilege of studying under Charles Miano at his "Southern Atelier" further refining my skills through his classical academic program.
At present I am teaching at the Southern Atelier and working regularly out of my studio. My work exhibits at the Santealla Studios for the Arts.