After developing an interest in art at an early age, I pursued that interest throughout my education, receiving my BFA in painting from Kent State university in 2003. I use painting as a medium to experiment, using automatism and the accumulative process in combination imagery from popular culture. Interests and influences are ever- evolving, and as a result my art continues to evolve. Some of the artists that keep me grounded are Pierre Bonnard, Francis Bacon, and Maurice Prendergast. My interests away from the world of painting include music, particularly the guitar. Also basketball and skateboarding. I currently work out of St. Paul, MN, and am a native of northeast ohio.