I was born & raised in Valdez, Alaska but now reside in Portland, OR. I currently obtained my BFA in illustration at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. My work embraces bold color, texture, and pattern to illustrate the radiance of environments and creatures both real and imagined. Emotive, celebratory, and personal, my work reflects the honest enthusiasm I have for my subject matter. Above anything else, I communicate the excitement, grandeur, and terror of human life and the unknown. The marriage of seemingly opposing forces has always been of great interest to me (the earthly & celestial, adoration & violence, loneliness & communion), and much of my work explores relating themes of duality.