Residing in Salt Lake City, UT accompanied by my partner Sallie and child Charlie. My art practices began at an age too early to remember. Having a mother that is also an artist made creating a natural and everyday behavior. I began refining my skills while obtaining a BFA emphasizing in painting and drawing. Perusing art on a professional level came next. Achieving milestones as an artist, participating in shows both solo and group as well as publication. This was put on hold after an accident that took about 4 years to recover from. The result of this was a loss of everything tangible and any progress made as an artist. Losing everything provided me the luxury of knowing I had nothing to lose. This was extremely liberating and inevitably freeing up the possibilities of what I could accomplish as an artist. I started making paintings again with the mindset that making whatever I want was my primary goal. I bought more time and a fostering environment by returning to school and obtaining my MFA. During this time fully exploring and refining my new direction. This also expanded my creative practices to include the role of educator, I now teach courses at the University of Utah and also bring the importance of art and creative practices to the community through Continuing Education. I have a strong work ethic and an ever expanding body of work. I visualize my work continuing on for many years becoming an addition to the lineage of practitioners before me and inspiring those that come after I have gone. In doing so becoming part of a large body of Art that surpasses anything one person can make in lifetime.
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