"I am a wildlife artist, particularly inspired by animals that face adversities, whether it be through species endangerment or other human-caused threats. I work to bring meaning and emotion to animals across the spectrum of species, with a goal of creating a mode of connection between viewer and animal. I mainly work with drawing materials and am well versed in the likes of oil pastel, ink pen, colored pencil, and graphite. My favorite way to work with these mediums is together in Mixed Media works. I also like to experiment with color and push the boundaries of realism and surrealism in my animal portraits. I seek to explore the emotive and sentient qualities of the animal kingdom through drawn portraits in an effort to bring a greater understanding among humankind and creaturekind alike."