Native to Allentown, Pennsylvania, I received my BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2010. I am a former Resident Artist at The Cigar Factory in Allentown and The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I currently work from my in-home studio in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Inspired by architectural structures, landscapes, microscopic images, and the cosmos, my paintings represent microcosms and macrocosms based on abstract elements of the world. The surface of the work has a tangible texture built with paint, various gel mediums, polymer varnish, and gold leaf. Modeling layers, dimensions, and illusions of space in the painting, the finished pieces suggest self-contained worlds. These worlds may include intricate drawings of pod-like structures, (generally seen in my jewelry), that can move fluidly throughout, or be alienated from the surrounding environment. Evoking a dream-like quality, there is a mood of calmness in each piece.