My artistic career began on the farmlands of Defiance, Ohio painting the local people and places. I was awarded my Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts from the Defiance College. As an honors student, I studied art and architecture in Italy and the Netherlands.
I earned my Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University in 2012. During my studies in my masters program I learned the value of studying under artists of varying styles and media. I actively began supplementing my collegiate studies with the artist workshop series sponsored by Jarrett Thor Fine Arts. My involvement with these