I grew up in an earth-sheltered home near Apex NC. As a child I spent my time reading books and running around in the woods. My family didn't have a tv- so I drew the creatures I saw in nature and ones I imagined up.

Later I moved to Ohio where I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Design. Before becoming an artist, I worked as a toy designer, a footwear designer, and a welder.

I live in Raleigh NC, where I've been working as an artist since 2010.

Artist Statement

My work portrays animals and people finding humor and strength in their situations. I try to evoke the way I saw the world as a child while sometimes tackling big / scary concepts like habitat loss, global warming, and cultural expectations.