I was born in Mississippi in 1985. My family was in the Navy and we moved around several times until we settled in Virginia. Since early childhood, I always loved to draw since I could hold a pencil. One of my main inspirations was from my Grandmother, a wildlife conservationist, whose pen and ink skills have amazed me to this day.
I have experimented with a variety of mediums, such as Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pencils and Markers, but I prefer acrylics which allow me to achieve layers of detail to create a realistic look for the viewer. After taking all the art classes I could in high school and graduating, I was unable to afford college. So I taught myself, either by staring at my grandmother's drawings, researching techniques, or learning to paint through friends and/or the magic of the internet. I currently work at an art supply store and I love to share my knowledge and experience with our customers, as well as what they have to share. I hope to do the same for other aspiring artists out there!