I am an independent, self-taught artist based in Milwaukie, Oregon. Forgoing formal education, I spent my youth traveling across the US and abroad before settling in the Pacific Northwest. My experiences traveling and fascination with nature are major themes in my work. Primarily painting with ink and acrylics, I create highly textured landscapes and abstracts. My work employs subdued colors and layered detail in an impressionistic and emotive manner. I believe that life is a series of abstract explorations and that yearning to understand and translate the beautiful unknown is the foundation of my art practice.