I was born in Missouri where I was raised in a small suburb of St Louis. There I completed my formal education. I recognized my call to be an artist early in my childhood and at the age of 13, I started oil painting. As long as I can remember, I always had images that come to my mind, and I feel like they need to be put on canvas. Always during my childhood my passion was drawing and art. With this wonderful gift I received from God, I am able to capture the personality of the animals I paint. Although I work in watercolor, sculpting, and other mediums, oil has remained my passion.
I work to capture the essence of the animal's personality in my paintings, showing their very soul on the canvas. Thus, I give a very close and personal look into the animal and illustrate the innocent playfulness in their hearts. I have made endangered species my main focus in the hope my paintings will help raise awareness of their great plight.