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My artwork has always been primarily about the process of painting itself. Waiting in between the stages of oil painting such as the imprimatura, the underpainting and the glazing is what I find the most exciting. The way the layers of color stack on top of one another, harnessing light in one area and reflective in another is unmatched by any direct painting technique when trying to accomplish realism. As far as the content itself, the human figure is the most captivating subject for me. I look to Johannes Vermeer for his quiet moods and sense of voyeurism and William Bouguereau for his solitary female figures and impeccable painting technique. This type on painting has always grabbed me and the fact that these artists exist at all and created the work that they did, shows me that I am not alone in what I find exciting and worth pursuing.
2020 “Shades of Blue” Camelback Gallery
2018 “Wayland Art Hop” V. Marie, Wayland, MI
2017 “Chinese New Year” Million Dreams Studio, Imlay City, MI
2015 “Art Prize” Devos Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
2012 “34th Annual Graduate Exhibition” University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
2011 “33rd Annual Graduate Exhibition” University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
2009 "Bombardment" The Bunker, Miami FL
2009 "Terminal Crew Exhibition" Miami Spaces, Miami FL
2009 “8th Annual Student Art Exhibition” Miami International University, Miami FL
2008 “7th Annual Student Art Exhibition” Miami International University, Miami FL
2007 “Garden Party” Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach FL
2009 BFA in Visual Arts from Miami International University of Art and Design
2020 “Shades of Blue” Camelback Gallery Honorable Mention
Outstanding Achievement Award: This Award was given to a singular undergraduate student who’s portfolio demonstrated the most merit in their graduating class
Indigo Lavender Farms
Stage Artist / Summer 2018
Taught landscape painting classes suitable for the general public. Directed classes and educated the patrons on basic composition, color theory and painting skills.
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Drawing Instructor / August 2010- December 2011
Designed the curriculum and daily lesson plans for Introduction to Drawing. This curriculum focused on drawing skills such as line, value, perspective and composition. Lectures were taught on art history and various drawing techniques were demonstrated throughout the semester.
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