I grew up in rural central Maine, surrounded by forest, fields, and dairy cows. I have been painting for much of my life. Recently I have been working in oils and pen & ink, exploring the scenery of Downeast and Central Maine. My work ranges from small illustrations and watercolors, to wall-size murals. I graduated from the University of Maine, Orono in 2007 with degrees in Horticulture and Studio Art. In school I took courses in drafting, landscape design, and botany, subjects which frequently show up in my work. I am also a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, a group which has connected me with artists, scientists and explorers.
I currently live in Benton Falls, in my great grandmother's 1832 farmhouse, with my partner Kevin and our cat Flora. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, baking, gardening and playing traditional fiddle music.
I consider myself an amateur artist, creating for family and friends, and entering local fair exhibits. I use art as social connection and a way of maintaining sanity. My current studio is a temporary arrangement near a wood stove in the basement of my home. I work mostly in the winter, and I'm most productive when there is a raging snowstorm outside, the stove is burning, the cat is sleeping close by, and there is good music on the radio. Growing good healthy food at home, conservation, and appreciation of all forms of art have been life long pursuits due to my education in environmental science and the connections I've made through Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association , Natural Resources Council of Maine , The Colby Museum of Art, The Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. I live in Benton Falls, Maine with my wife Kay and cat Sophie.