I grew up in Illinois, just an hour outside of Chicago, eventually moving to Washington State when I was twelve years old. While I always loved to draw and paint, this is where I truly developed my own styles and techniques, and where nature and color gained emphasis in each one of my pieces. Working with acrylic, pastels, markers, and spray paint, I try to capture the places I’ve been, with colors that reflected the feel of those places. Traveling allowed me to collect a wide variety of moments to interpret into my work, using layers and lines to emphasize movement and continuity. I am currently a student at the University of Washington, and plan to continue growing as an artist.