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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.

 

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
2018 - Chesley Award nomination - Best Product Illustration
2016 – Illustrators of the Future Award 4th Quarter Winner

EXHIBITIONS
11/2018 - Infinite Worlds - The Art of the Fantastic, Julia Butridge Gallery, Austin, TX
9/2018 - Found Things from Lost Lands, The Fernie Brae, Portland, OR
4/2018- 6th Annual Venus Rising: All Women Art Exhibition, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
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

 

PUBLICATIONS
2018 - Encounters with the Imaginary Vol. 3, Boneshaker Press
2018 - Not So Tiny Dragons, ArtOrder LLC
2018 – Infected By Art, Vol. 6, ArtOrder LLC
2017 – Infected By Art, Vol. 5, Art Order LLC
2017 – Writers of the Future, Volume 33 – Anthology (Galaxy Press)

PROJECTS/COLLABORATIONS
Olde Fae
Encounters with the Imaginary
78 Tarot - Elemental
78 Tarot – Mythical
78 Tarot – Astral

AFFILIATIONS
2018 - Art Director at Galileo Games
2017 - present – Member of ASFA
2016 - present – 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
Illustration Friday – Pick of the Week – Wet