based in milwaukee, i'm a cheese-eating, beer-
drinking and overall working-class kind of artist.
I received my BFA from the Peck School of the Arts
at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
It was here that I found painting to be my medium
of choice, at first oil on canvas, but now primarily
acrylic on wood.
My work has been featured in publications such as
CREATIVEBLOCH and PIKCHUR magazine, as well as
in exhibitions within my local communities and
around the globe. It showcases themes of
an individual raised on Saturday Morning Cartoons,
inspired by the day to day and grounded in
traditional painting and printmaking techniques.
Sometimes I find my surfaces in resale shops and
sometimes on the curb. Discarded doors and drawers become the settings to my stories and
live on to inspire a few more of their own...
And to be honest, it’s an affordable way for me to keep making artwork that happens to
prevent a few things from being thrown away.
As an artist, I focus on narrative. My goal is to advance and legitimize concepts of visual storytelling by making narratives accessible.
The visuals I create need to be complex enough to inspire intrigue, while remaining tangible;
they need to build the ego of the audience while remaining humble themselves;
and they have to be the envy of the snobbish while being affordable to the masses.
The yarns I spin are for all. They are there in an attempt to interweave audiences with a smile
and illustrate the importance of art in our everyday lives.
"40th Annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition" - Feb 15, 2020 – JUL 26, 2020
group exhibition - Trout Museum of art, Appleton, wi
official selection - "friends" acrylic on wood cupboard door
OPENING reception, February 15, 2020 - 5:00-8:00pm