Rhode Island School of Design
art history, oil painting, reading, golf, tennis, music, movies
"I've been drawing as long as I can remember. I emulated my
mother, who does jewelry design and fabric art. In high school I
had a great art teacher who inspired me to make art my career, forced
a dedication in me, and I acquired a huge drive."
"I like figuring out oils, though I'm more proficient in acrylics.
I'll work in anything -- graphite pencils, ink washes, photo collages,
computer art too."
Favorite Art Subjects:
"I love doing people, portrait paintings like Velazquez. The
human figure can say so much without being in a specific pose. I
like depicting the relationship between human beings and how they
relate to their environments. I've been told my work is expressionistic,
"I get ideas from watching TV, reading underground comics, and
other artists like Velazquez and Egon Schiele. I get composition
ideas from photography."
"I get wild in colors but stay realistic in style. I am also
unique in my use of lines for drawing fabrics - I think I got my
eye for color and fabrics from my mother's art."
"I'd be happy doing anything in the arts. Education really appeals
to me because of its stability and I would be helping people discover
themselves through their art. I am also interested in exploring
graphic design, like a magazine or children's book illustrator."
For All You Young Artists Out There:
"Always look for ways to interpret the world. Keep the passion