I am a Muralist in Portland, Oregon. My mission is to bring: BEAUTY, INSPIRATION, and LEARNING to environments, through painting murals.
I was born in 1985 and raised in Eugene, Oregon. I grew up playing in the dirt and making things with my hands. I was encouraged to create by my artistic parents. My obsession with acrylic paint began in high school, thanks to my studies with Eugene - based surrealist painter, Richard Quigley. I made my first mural in high school - a tropical garden on my parent's kitchen wall. I fell in love with painting BIG, and ever since, I have been painting murals for private homes, schools, and businesses.
I attended Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, California, where I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration in 2007. After college, I joined the Peace Corps, and lived and worked in a remote village in Madagascar from 2008 - 2010. After painting fun and bright murals for friends in my village, and educational murals in hospitals and schools, it became clear to me that murals add value to the world, not only by adding beauty, but also as teaching tools.
From 2011-2013, I worked on the Lane Arts Council's Teaching Artist Roster in Eugene, OR. I worked in over 10 public schools in Lane County, with students grades K-12, teaching art and making murals.
In the Summer of 2012, I worked as an Intern and later, Assistant, with the Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia, PA. I worked with Muralist Delia King and six justice-involved individuals on a mural that was a part of the MAP's Restorative Justice program - a program focused on rehabilitation of offenders through art and community involvement.
I now mostly work with individuals and businesses in Portland, OR. Murals are intrinsically bold, bright and eye-catching - perfect for attracting and retaining customers, or individualizing your own private space. Custom-painted means exactly that: I work with you to get it how you want it. Murals can dramatically improve and transform a space - being able to do this for people is at the heart of what makes me love this job!
Thank you for taking the time to check out my work and feel free to drop me a line, I'm always excited to meet new people.