I am a visual artist born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. I began my formal art training at Booker High School in the Visual and Performing Arts Program and went on to get a degree in industrial design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. My painting and drawing style is a mix of contemporary fine art and illustration focusing on portraits and landscapes. I work in many media, including oil paint, watercolor, gouache, charcoal, and graphite. I worked for the Society of Illustrators in NYC and studied drawing and painting at the Art Students League of New York. I am excited to return to Sarasota after spending the past four months at residency centers in Central America.