I'm from Chicago, but I move around a lot. Most of my life I've been painting, about twenty years. In 2004 I started traveling and also took up writing. And perhaps traveling isn't quite accurate. By traveling I mean living abroad. It began in Mexico, where I lived for about three years. The impact on my paintings was significant. The colors seeped in, as well as the organic nature of the country. It was an important period of growth in my life.
My background includes a BA in Art from Arizona State University. I also studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2011 I finished an MA in Creative & Life Writing from Goldsmiths College in London, and I'm now working on an MA in Modern Literature.