The inspiration for my work comes directly from thousands of hours spent in and on the water. More often than not, my daily conflict is how to balance my time in the water diving and my time out of the water woodburning, illustrating and creating. The constant discoveries that come with exploring and connecting with the ocean are what excite me most in life.
I have a background in art and design and have had an evolving path as an artist and designer. I've worked with several mediums including pen and ink, pencil, computer graphics, watercolor and wood carving. It wasn't until I held my first woodburning pen in the winter of 2016 that I realized this was my new passion. My woodburning process utilizes a standard burning unit in conjunction with an array of torches varying in size. I use the burning tool for areas containing lots of fine detail, while the torches allow me to freestyle creating depth and texture. Marine life is my passion and also the subject I am eager to explore in my artwork.
When I am not found in my studio, you can find me freediving and spearfishing on the Maine coast peaking in caves for Tautog or waiting for a school of Pollock to pass me by.