As most artists would tell you – I’ve been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil (or crayon).
Although it seems as though it came naturally, I would say it came through my genes and was also handed down to me. You see, my mother had a gift for painting and my older brother was gifted at drawing. As a matter of fact, I probably never would have attempted to draw if it weren’t for my brother. Because whatever he did – I did, too! If he read comic books, I read comic books. If he built a castle out of Legos, I built a castle out of Legos. So, of course, if I saw him get out a sketchbook and start drawing in it, I was going to do the same. So in that way, yes, you could say it was handed down to me, too.
I never really took my ability – or gift, as some people may call it – seriously. I didn’t take art classes until my senior year in high school, where I found that I enjoyed it very much. When I went to college, I first majored in Sports Medicine, but after just one semester, I changed my major to Fine Arts.
After realizing that this was my true calling, I changed colleges to one that specialized in my major, eventually earning an Associates Degree in Fine Arts from the great Berkshire Community College.
My specialties include pencil, charcoal and pen & ink. I have experience painting with acrylics, and worked for Walcott Studios for a while. I enjoy doing portrait and figure drawings, both in realistic and caricature form. I love drawing faces and bodies – there’s something about the human form, that makes me feel as though it can speak volumes without any words.