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Art has always been part of my life.

I love how realism allows me to focus on the unnoticed details and imperfections of my subjects. This provides a meditative art-making process that invigorates my outlook on life. Drawing and painting are not only what I excel at, but they also enrich my soul in endless ways that nothing else can.

I am a portrait artist who draws inspiration from my unique experiences. Shortly after losing my father at 10 years old, I was diagnosed with the rare disease Facial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM). This condition required several facial surgeries and drastically changed my appearance throughout my childhood.

From my complex journey, I’ve come to learn it’s our experiences and human interactions that define us. In my work, I strive to create visual representations of who we are as unique individuals and look beyond what others to see. I aspire to capture a person’s true presence in this world.

I have a BA in Fine Art from The College of New Jersey where I honed my technical skills and participated in multiple art exhibitions. I began my professional art career as an assistant to painter Gregory Thielker in 2014. I had the honor of receiving two art purchase awards of which my paintings sold to TCNJ’s provost and faculty and are now displayed in the college’s permanent collection.

After college, I put my artistic endeavors on hold as I established a career in retail management. During this time I made portraits for friends and family on the side. When my store closed due to COVID-19, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to dive back into the art world. I love what I do and I love making a positive impact on people’s lives!

PROFESSIONAL PORTRAITS TO TREASURE YOUR LOVED ONES

Sometimes we wish we could hold onto those who matter most in our lives forever. As time moves forward, we realize how lucky we were to have them and the special memories we share. I strive to represent your beloved pets and family members in a way that will forever preserve their memory.  

I use high quality materials and precise attention to detail to create strikingly realistic portraits. I also offer:

  • Several mediums to choose from
  • Guidance on choosing or taking the perfect photo
  • Professional mounting and matting services
  • Skilled expertise derived from my degree in Fine Arts
  • A personalized customer experience 
  • One-on-one communication
  • Updates throughout the creative process

I pour my heart and soul into every line and brush stroke. It’s important that I provide you with a beautiful piece with pleasant and easy interactions with me along the way. My ability to capture a subject’s personality will shine through in a work of art that you’ll treasure for years.

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