My work tends to be representational but I try to capture the spirit of a subject rather than a “snapshot.” Currently, much of my work is centered on raising awareness and protecting endangered and threatened species. My goal with each of these paintings is for the viewer to form an emotional connection and an appreciation of the animal’s importance. I’m known for my curious nature and short attention span. Using thoseattributes to my advantage, I explore and experiment with many different mediums while focusing on subjects that I love. I’m always trying new techniques and striving to grow as an artist and instructor. I happily share my boundless enthusiasm for art and discovery with my students. I also teach art to low-income and at-risk children in the local community. I offer them a safe, constructive environment, access to arts and culture, and most importantly, a voice. While my artwork and interests vary widely, my conservation and community efforts are nearest to my heart.