Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
Though a native to the Midwest, I have always felt drawn to the sea—an allure that stemmed from childhood trips to the coast and a young introduction to snorkeling. Along with learning about Hemingway through my father, his tale of an old man battling elements beyond him, and the truth that we know more about foreign planets than our own, sea life and its encompassing mystery have ever fascinated me.
I've had a passion for art since I was four and "helped" my mother with her final when she was an art student. Looking at the yellow addition to her black and white charcoal drawing, instead of scolding the act, she simply took the marker and led me to a blank sheet of paper. After that, whether it was drawing a doodle in a class notebook or the self-made comic books that filled my drawers, I couldn't slow down. It wasn't until my later years of college that I learned I had an interest in painting. Slowly, I became more abstract as an artist and my themes and palette changed before my eyes.