Art has been a part of me as far back as I can remember. I grew up in Prior Lake, Minnesota and I was always the artsy kid in class. Despite my passion, I didn’t think art could ever realistically be a viable career. I decided to shelf that dream and made the more practical decision to study Business Management and Spanish at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. After earning my degree I spent some time traveling Europe before settling in Barcelona for the better part of a year. Upon my return I moved to San Diego & have been living & working here since.
In January of 2009 I was working as an Account Executive for a software company. I had a comfortable work environment, comfortable travel schedule, ample time for friends, great benefits, and a healthy paycheck. Yet there was a nagging feeling of being unfulfilled bubbling within me that I couldn’t ignore. Without a real plan, I decided to start pursuing art. I rented a studio at the GlasHaus, an amazing artist collective founded by Greg Brotherton and Matt Devine. My time in the GlasHaus played a huge role in my development as an artist and opened my eyes to the fact that art could indeed be a viable livelihood. This began a very prolific period for me, I went nuts. I would leave my office, head straight to my studio, and paint until I couldn’t hold my eyes open any longer. I poured everything into my art and, little by little, saw it start to take on a life of its own. After one year, I cut my hours at the http://englishhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ software company down to part-time. A year later, I quit my job altogether. Art or bust. That was about 5 years ago.
Thanks to the encouragement of family, friends, and complete strangers, I’ve been able to trade in my full-time job for full-time art. With the support of collectors and customers from all over the world I’m able to support myself doing what I love every day.
Thanks for taking the time to view my art & read a little about me. To learn more about my work, future events, custom pieces, and pricing please contact me & I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.