I grew up in the bustling streets of New York City with love for the outdoors. Luckily, we spent half of our time out on a small island called Fire Island. A place that was free from cars and shoes--somewhere where I felt free down into my bones. I vividly remember helping my parents in the garden, happily covered in mud, and spending afternoons painting, drawing, or just creating outside. My mom once told me, "only boring people get bored." To this day, she promises to always carry a pack of colored pencils or pens in her bag so that I could trade boredom with creativity and a wild imagination. For that, I am so grateful.
Documenting all living things is my mission. It all started when I realized that I could combine my love and curiosity for the world and the people around me. I love the challenge of capturing the essence of who someone is in a portrait, whether it be through a lense or my pens. My hope through my art is for you to stop and recognize all of the beauty around you. My promise to you is that I will do the same. I will always carry pens, paints, or my camera in my bag to document and share my curiosity about our wild, beautiful world.
I graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in Environmental Sociology and a minor in Studio Art. In other words, I studied how humans interact with the natural world and how to use art as a medium to tell the story. And here we are now. The next chapter. Currently living in Portland, ME working on a flower farm and continuing to look for ways that I can continue to contribute to the world around me with the power of art.