I was born and raised in Charleston S.C. I studied Engineering Design Graphics and Graphic Design in college but kept coming back to traditional art. I am an entirely self-taught artist passing or failing through trial and error. I work primarily in charcoal and graphite, however, I love incorporating coloured pencil into my work. In 2011, I began taking art seriously and in 2012 I joined the Summerville Artist Guild. In my first fine arts show the following year, I was told my art and style didn't belong. I used that (and still do) as my motivation every day! Since then I've won many ribbons ranging from first place to honorable mention, countless commissions, and business logos. My passion for art runs deep...it is NOT a hobby. I strive to be a professional artist much like Jonathan Greene and Bob Graham. The way I see it, if they can do it, why can't I? My best advice to other artists is art is EXPRESSive! Stay true to that and stay motivated.