I am an art teacher in my second year of teaching at a small Christian School. I have my Bachelors of Arts in Art Education. I have developed a passion for painting and photography through some of my previous college classes. Being pushed outside my comfort zone within painting has brought me to a personal painting style that is continuing to develop. My influences have been Elizabeth Peyton, Phillip Guston, and Chris Ofili. I started off working with the figure and began to play with different ideas of traditional painting. From there it is continuing to develop in ways that are unknown yet.