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I was born and raised in Northern KY where history runs deep. At one time considered the western frontier, and then the dividing border of the Civil War, its historical influence is still felt in the land and in many original buildings that remain.

As a portrait artist, I am inspired by vintage photography, such as daguerreotypes and tintypes. It is a constant source of fascination.  I feel connected to humanity in the faces of these individuals, regardless of the era in which they lived. As with all portraiture, it has a story to tell the viewer.  

 

                         

 

 

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Working in my home studio as a full time artist brings me so much joy! I challenge myself with new techniques, and continue to study art history. Insatiable curiosity drives my work and pushes me to always become better.

"Obsessive people make great art." -Susan Sontag