2015 MFA, San Francisco Art Institute
2011 Bachelors of Science, Skidmore College
I paint from life. After years of painting from photography and collage, I grew tired of a painting practice that simply reproduced the photograph. Returning to painting from life has allowed for greater freedom while painting and a greater understanding of paint. Since finishing grad school and moving to New York City, I have been painting people who I have met in the city. From neighbors to work colleagues, I have friends sit for me for 3 or 4 hour sessions while I paint them as fast as I can.