I was born and raised in the good ol' SLC. I absolutely love this city and all of the varied culture that you can find in it; sometimes in the most unexpected places. I have been an artist since I was a child and it has always been one of my greatest passions. I was never too far away from a notepad and drawing utensil. Creative expression has been integrated in my familys upbringing. After an entire senior year of high school year dedicated to AP art, ceramics, photography, concurrent art, and sculpture, I had applied and was accepted to the Northwest College of Art. This amazing college was seated in one of the most beautiful towns I have ever visited; Poulsbo, WA. Sadly, I decided not to go. Instead, I decided to go to SLCC and then the U of U to major in Psychology. Art has still remained in my life, but there are times when I regret that decision deeply. Now I am joining the Paint Nite family, and I cannot express how incredibly excited I am! After years of sitting in my cubical, at a call center, doodling and gazing out the window, I am at last in my true element. Even more exciting then all of this, is that I get to share it with each and every one of you. Whether you are an experienced painter or you have never picked up a brush in your life, I look forward to sharing this experience with you; because it is absolutely wonderful. To those of you who doubt your artistic abilities: We can all be afraid of the unknown, just as I was when I was a teenager. We are all artists. You can paint your canvas brown and it would still be art because YOU made it. There are no mistakes in art, only beauty. And don't worry! If you get a little frustrated, then I will be there, and so will the wine. I can not wait to get started and I will see you at my Paint Nite events! Coming June 2015.