Graphite pencil was my first and favorite medium. Sometimes, shades of gray are all you need.
Color--both paint and pastel--has opened up a whole new world of possibilities.
Since discovering clay in college, I have explored both functional ware and sculptural works.
I enjoy working with a great variety of creative media, including calligraphy and pyrography.
For me, art has always been a form of storytelling. Since I was a child, I have told stories to myself as I drew, imagining whole epics about the people or animals emerging on my paper. Now, my art is less about trying to portray an entire narrative than about trying to catch a moment of it, a still frame in an unfolding drama. I find that I am particularly drawn to motion, vitality, and personality, and my work is never about perfectly reproducing a scene or an image so much as it is about trying to capture a moment, a feeling, the flash of personality in a friend's face, or the tension in the muscles of a horse about to break into a gallop.
My interest in art began early, fueled by a childhood obsession with horses that has never really left me. Throughout high school, private lessons as well as school art classes encouraged me to pursue this interest. During College, my love of storytelling has led me to pursue an English degree, but a minor in Fine Art has allowed me to develop my artistic skills and explore new media.
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