2016 graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in illustration. Chicago raised, Rochester based. My work has always revolved around expression & existence. With every piece I've made I've always wanted the viewer to inspire notions & feelings & recognition of something within themselves.
Ideal work for me collaborating with musicians as my pieces are largely inspired by live music and the flood of different atmospheres that surround it. I can’t imagine doing a piece of art without listening to music let alone a day without it - to the extent that I would rather give up vision before hearing. However, to me illustration is making your mind's ideas come to life. So my spectrum is vast as the horizon. My work expands from book illustration, journalistic illustration, board art, lighter art, caricaturing, cartooning, definitely beer & wine labels & every concept in between. My approach to art is pure experimentation & collaboration. In this regard I always look forward to the possibilities I can achieve through my next piece.
My influences include Edward Gorey, Toulouse Lautrec, Impressionism, Romanticism, Surrealism, Banksy, Mark Summers & of course Da Vinci among many others but I find inspiration in crevices of life every single day, because I am an artist & the earth without art is just eh.
Illustration allows me to be involved with concepts grander than my own & collaborative with minds and ideas that I have the pleasure to create into a visuality.