I was born and raised in Colorado and now call Brooklyn my home. My work is about observing people; people and their stories are fascinating to me and honest moments are fleeting. I like the idea that everyone is their own island--you can visit someone when they let you in, when they let you see them. I received my BFA from Syracuse University. I recently graduated with my MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. Where I was awarded a residency through the Terra Foundation in Giverny, France.