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About

Hello!  I am a Michigan based fantasy artist and illustrator.
My style is heavily influenced by illustrators from the Golden Age of Illustration.
I am inspired by nature, folk & fairy tales, and anything strange or unusual.  When not painting, I spend copious amounts of time reading, I try to garden and I think about stories I'd like to write. I'm also raising the three best munchkins in the known universe.

 

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Art, Studio Art, Michigan State University, 2001
Illustration Academy workshop taught by Jon Foster, 2017
SmART School Mentorship with Donato Giancola, 2017

AWARDS AND HONORS
2016 – Illustrators of the Future Award 4th Quarter Winner

PUBLICATIONS
2017 – Infected By Art, Vol. 5
2017 – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 33 – Anthology (Galaxy Press)

EXHIBITIONS
3/2018 - TAE18, Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Australia
9/2017 – The Art of the Tarot II, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
7/2017 – Insectarium, Eight and Sand, Seattle, WA
3/2017 – TAE17, The Arts House, UK
12/2016 – Black Velvet and Dirty Santa, Eight and Sand, Seattle, WA
12/2016 – Untamed Fauna, Alexi Era Gallery, Eugene, OR
10/2016 – DAMNED IX, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
10/2016 – AbleTalks Print Gala, The Old Post Office, Fayetteville, AR
8/2016 – The Great Outdoors, Eight and Sand, Seattle, WA
7/2016 – Small Wonders 4, Atomic Cafe Gallery, Hamtramck, MI
6/2016 – Animal Party, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
5/2016 – Halfway2Halloween Monster Boolesque Spooktacular, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
3/2016 – 4th Annual Venus Rising: All Women Art Exhibition, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
3/2016 – Sugar Sweet Neon, Muse Atelier, Ypsilanti, MI
1/2016 – Spellbound, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
12/2015 – Smallish – Small Works Holiday Show, The Gallery at Marygrove College, Detroit, MI
11/2015 – Small Works 2015, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, New York
10/2015 – DAMNED VIII, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
4/2010 – Motor City Vaudeville Revue, Motor City Movie House, Detroit, MI

PROJECTS/COLLABORATIONS
78 Tarot – Mythical
78 Tarot – Astral

AFFILIATIONS
2017 – Member of ASFA
2016 – Founder of the Changeling Artist Collective

PRESS
MSU Alumni Association Newsletter – Spartans on the Move – August 2017
Saint Clair Shores Sentinel, “Local artist takes winning designs all the way to Hollywood”
Video Interview with Eeva Nikunen
Adept Magazine Interview
Illustration Friday – Pick of the Week – Wet