Welcome to my site. I am an artist living in San Diego, CA. I have always loved art and have been drawing and painting since I was very young. I grew up in South Africa, Texas, and Virginia. My first formal art classes were at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia. I received my primary art training at The School of Representational Art in Chicago, Illinois. I completed the School's four-year, highly integrated curriculum of training replicating the Atelier method of art instruction modeled after the academic painting schools of 19th century Europe. The instructors at The School of Representational Art were part of a lineage of instruction that goes back to Richard Lack in Minneapolis, R. H. Ives Gammell of Boston, William Paxton, of Boston. Additionally, I've studied at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, the Palette and Chisel Academy in Chicago. I have a Bachelors of Individualized Studies from George Mason University with a concentration in Classical studies. 

Exhibitions:
2016 Sensual Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015 Sensual Chicago, Chicago, IL
2014 Sensual Chicago, Chicago, IL
2014 Chicago Arts District: 2nd Fridays, Chicago, IL
2012 Everleigh Social Club 2nd Anniversary Art Show, Chicago IL
2010 Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL
2010 Best of the TOAE 2009, Toronto, ON
2009 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON
2009 SORA Student Show, Chicago, IL

Awards:
2010 Finalist, 6th International 2009/2010 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition
2010 Juror's Choice, Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL
2009 Best Student in Show, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

Professional:
Co-Founder: 480STVDIO
Juror and Producer: Sensual Chicago 2014, 2015, 2016
Artist in Residence 2011, 2012, Everleigh Social Club, Chicago, Illinois