About the Artist
My formal training began at the New School for the Arts and Academics in Tempe, Arizona, where I focused on sculpture and guitar. After high school, I studied at the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery (guitar construction and repair) in Phoenix, AZ, gaining skills that allowed me to work at a guitar shop, building and repairing instruments, and teaching guitar classes. Eventually, I relocated to Saint Paul, MN to attend the McNally Smith School of Music, working towards a major in composition and a minor in guitar performance. My life took an unexpected turn after anoxic brain injury. I have been working hard, in physical therapy to regain physical skills, and in the studio to regain and improve my artistic skills.I am focusing on abstract pour painting and detailed pen and ink illustrations.