I’m an artist living in Cedarburg, WI. I primarily work with oil paint and enjoy painting en plein air to develop my understanding of light, perspective, design, and color. I believe when working from direct observation artists are able to better communicate their ideas in the studio. In my studio practice I create paintings that are imaginative and surreal, yet like the en plein air paintings, are rooted in conveying a believable space. Growing up in southeast Wisconsin gave me an appreciation for the midwestern landscape and experience. I’ve been fortunate to have formal training as an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and as a graduate student at Michigan State University.