In my fine art I specialize in painting realistic portraits (usually of children) using a variety of media, usually incorporating bright color, additional abstract patterns and shapes, inclusion of nature in some form and a hint of whimsy or moody mystery. Although I can do still life, animal portraits, and landscape as well, I truly love the challenge of creating a likeness of the human face, like piecing together a complicated puzzle. In my free time I participate in research studies through the University of Greenwich specifically for Super Recognizers, and I like to use my abilities in facial recognition in drawing cartoons and caricatures of people which I will use in my illustration. At the moment besides working on artwork geared towards galleries and prints I have fun illustrations geared towards children including books for publication. Besides taking on painting commissions, I currently work part time in an elementary school library where I teach and create art for the kids there and gather lots of inspiration for my own children’s books and portraits interacting with the literature and children on a daily basis. I’m also interested in creating art for public works including murals, illustrations for print, and framed pieces and perhaps participating in teaching little art skills to kids for public events. I am at a point in my life where I am ready and able to follow my creative passion and am excited to see where it leads me!