I was born in Boulder Colorado, on August 17, 1986. I grew up for most of my life in Colorado without ever really realizing my love of art. When I was young teachers marveled at my ability to draw with perspective but it never became a passion for me at a young age. I started this web site at the age of 15, I’m currently 20 years old and attending the Savannah College of Art and Design for a degree in industrial design. I hope to design cars in the future with the degree in industrial design though I always plan to keep painting, expanding and improving on my talent. I didn’t start out as a child prodigy like many great artists, I did not actually have any interest in art until I finished the 7th grade and my family and I moved to The Netherlands in Europe. I had an opportunity to view some of the most amazing art ever created. Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, I saw all of the Northern Renaissance masterpieces and also many Italian masters as well. Unfortunately for me however I was at an age where I could have cared less about such things. I moved back to the United States at the age of 14 and found an old set of oil paints that had never been used before. Finding this would change my life forever.
I painted a very small painting while trying to imitate the style of a Van Gogh painting I had seen in the Netherlands. It would not be my best painting but I just kept trying experimenting with new styles and subjects, and eventually my natural talent for depicting the world realistically came to me.
At the age of 15, just months after starting painting, my love for cars merged with my love of painting and I began my first automotive art. It was very simple and primitive at first. Some of it is still displayed on the web site though it is not for sale because of the sentimental value to me. My skills as a painter advanced rapidly and soon I produced one of my best works, “Rainy Dream”. An amazing painting of the beautiful 2002 Porsche 911 turbo.
I painted this painting soon after I started my online galleries and decided that I was ready to begin selling my artwork. I also entered many shows and contests in high school winning most of the ones that I did enter. The most prestigious contest I had won during high was the congressional art show. The painting I did for that show was only the third portrait I had ever painted, but it contained such a great amount of emotion and detail that it won easily. It was a portrait of my great grandmother who had died recently. It was then that I found I did not merely want to limit myself to cars but expand out into as many subjects as I could. I found that I was good at portraits, landscapes, wildlife, anything I tried I could paint well. That is the extent of my art career so far but I imagine in the future I will be adding quite a bit to this page. Enjoy the web site and please write with any questions or comments about my art.