Art and music were my creative outlets for growing up in a conservative Kansas. At
the age of 19, longing to break from the mold, I left everything and moved to Chicago
in 2007. Being in the city has taught me so much and changed my life for the better.
Every day I use my surroundings to inspire my work, whether its music or art. Musically,
I ‘m playing drums for a hip hop group called Big Splashes. Visually, I’m torn between
a loose abstract expressionistic style and a tight line illustrative style. I also
enjoy working in printmaking, aerosol art, tattooing and learning new media.
Though I have not attended art school, I’ve been blessed to have had people who were
willing to take the time to teach me. In return I now teach art to children , where
I continue to learn as much as I teach.