I'm an Alaskan artist. As a toddler, according to my mom, I spent my time outside collecting "treasures" (pinecones, sticks, rocks, flowers, shells. etc.) to make art out of. When I got older, I took art classes, so many, that I repeated watercolor, felting, acrylic, block printing, pastel, pen and ink, and drawing classes at a local studio. I have experimented with dozens of different mediums, but my favorite is pen and ink with watercolor. In the past few years, I've had booths at the Girdwood Forest Fair, a pottery internship with local potter Peter Brondz, and worked as a graphic designer for a local outdoor gear brand, Skhoop. Art was my first love and is now my most consistent passion. While I'm currently in college pursuing a human physiology major, I still (and always will) make time to create.
Nature is my biggest inspiration. At a young age, my parents taught me about the importance of fresh air and encouraged me to appreciate my surroundings. In Alaska, I'm privileged to have access to endless wilderness, which has greatly influenced my artistic style and creative process. Almost everything that I make is based on organic patterns and shapes that I see outside, and my absolute favorite subjects are mountains. Their unique ridges, crevasses, and shadows are captivating and challenge me to translate their beauty through pens and paints. I also love playing and exercising in the mountains. They are a staple to both my physical and creative activity.