I am a professional freelance illustrator and painter. I graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2011 with a BFA and a concentration in Illustration. I excel in portraiture and imaginative realism (or fantasy art) and I'm comfortable in most traditional mediums (Pencil or graphite, colored pencil, oil painting, acrylic paintings, watercolors) as well as digital programs for drawing and painting (mostly Photoshop.)
I feel confident that everyone has the ability to do what they desire creatively provided they have the right teacher. As a former student, I understand the frustrations behind learning a seemingly magical skill like drawing realistically. As a current artist, I know the skills required to overcome those frustrations and the attitude necessary to improve upon your existing abilities.
Students can expect to improve with every lesson and are given advice for what they can do in the future to improve further. All critiques and lessons will be constructive concerning what you're doing right and what you can work on to be better. In my experience, I've learned that every student can be taught to create as long as their unique needs are understood and the teacher is patient. I truly believe anyone can learn to draw and paint and I'm excited to prove that to you.
Teaches students 5 and up
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Illustration from Northern Michigan University
Teaching since 2009
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have experience as a student, professional, tutor and mentor in the visual arts in the last ten years. During this time I have learned that everyone is capable of drawing or painting, but they seldom have the confidence to see themselves through learning this knew skill. I can teach you how to see an object, person or landscape in a way that allows you to realistically portray that on paper or canvas. I can teach you the skills required to be confident in your chosen medium and mend the disconnect between what you want to create and what you are capable of creating. I'm as excited to teach you as you are to learn. Let's work together!
Northern Michigan University
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