I remember being a small child looking up at illustrations of dinosaurs, jungles, and oceans and having my imagination transported into worlds beyond my bedroom walls.   How was this happening?  How were these images touching me?  Who were these people who were making them, and how did they do it?  I would be lying if I said that this was my sole guiding interest or that I always saw myself as an artist, but as I grew up, that fascination stayed with me until one day I decided to take the plunge and pursue it seriously.

          I was born in Concord Massachusetts, and grew up in Shoreline, Washington.  I received my BFA in Studio Art from Reed College, spent three years studying foundations at the Drawing & Painting Atelier at Gage Academy, and received my MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University.  In addition, I have attended/studied at the Illustration Master Class.  My work is in the narrative realist tradition and the mythical, spiritual, natural, and fantastic hold my interest. 

 

Exhibitions

March 2017 "Artists for Immigrants," Revolutions Espresso, Seattle, Wa.
June 2013 "Best of Gage," Steele Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
March 2013 "Convergence," OK Hotel, Seattle, Wa.
June 2012 "Best of Gage," Steele Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
June 2012 "Works," Street Bean Espresso, Seattle, Wa.
April 2012 "Capture: The Work of the Kang-O'Higgins Atelier," Rosen Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
Nov 2011 "West Seattle Art Walk," Seattle Real Estate Associates Office, Seattle, Wa.
Oct 2011 "Finding Form," Rosen Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
July 2011 "Projects: KOH Students & Alumni," 619 Building, Seattle, Wa.
Jun 2011 “Best of Gage,” Steele Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
Jun 2011 “Collective Work,” Street Bean Espresso, Seattle, Wa.
Apr 2011 “From Pencil to Paint,” Rosen Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
Apr 2011 “Atelier Exhibition,” Phinney Neighborhood Association, Seattle, Wa.
Feb 2011 “Spitting Image,” Self-Portrait Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, Wa.


Awards
2012 "3rd Place Figure Category," Gage Academy of Art's Best of Gage Competition
2011 “2nd Place Figure Category,” Gage Academy of Art's Best of Gage Competition

Education
2016 & 2017, attended The Illustration Master Class in Amherst, Ma.

 2013-2016, MFA in Traditional Illustration at The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Ca.
2010-2013, KoH Drawing & Painting Atelier at Gage Academy, Seattle, Wa.
2010, BA in Studio Art from Reed College, Portland, Or.