Even though it can be a fickle medium, I predominantly work with watercolor and gouache. I love using rich and vibrant colors in my work. For my subjects, I draw inspiration from nature and pop culture genres like anime. I seek to express a childlike joy and sense of peace and happiness while also imbuing a slight tension in the areas of shadows.
I completed my Master’s of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in the spring of 2019 and my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Drawing in 2005. I joined the U.S. Army, was commissioned as an Officer and in 2007 deployed for fourteen months to Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After almost nine years of active duty military service, I’m now pursuing my passion of art full time.
I’ve illustrated “Whitlee’s Magical Adventure” by Corinda Watson
and “Ghost Text” by James Barnes (currently in press)
My work can be seen in the Gift Space section of Art Space in Shreveport, LA, at the Agora Borealis, also located in Shreveport, LA and in the permanent collection of the R.W. Norton Art Gallery Museum in Shreveport, LA.
Awards and Acheivements:
Bloom piece in permanent collection of The R.W. Norton Gallery Museum 2019
1 of 20 Selected for Holidaze at Art Space, Shreveport, LA 2018
1st Place in Category Mixed Media and Pastel,
Baytown, Texas, Art League Spring Show 2017
Lyon, France, 4th International LDoll Face Painting 2014 1st Place
Denver, Colorado Day of the Dead Show, 2012 4th Place
Manitou Springs, Colorado 2010, Boutique Manitou Springs
Clarksville, Tennessee 2004 Le Petite Art Gallery
Clarksville, Tennessee 2004 1st place Fidelity Bank Show
Expertly advises on format, lettering sizes, font styles,
color harmony (including photographic qualities of various color combinations)
Uses a variety of methods, techniques, and materials in the design, production and reproduction of visual products to plan and create aesthetically composed visual products to convey the client’s message. Excels at creating illustrations in a variety of styles with different types of art media, creating unique layouts and translating vague verbal descriptions from clients into original designs and selecting elements of visual products.
Accels in a wide variety of general and technical illustrations.
Capable of creating artistic renderings, interior designs, multimedia presentations, designs of large posters, as well as logo design and development.
Advises clients in the application of a wide variety of options in the graphic presentation of concepts and ideas. Programs knowledge includes
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Corel Painter, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Mediums: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink, Charcoal, Woodworking, Mixed media
Illustrator for “Ghost Text” by James Barnes (in press-2019)
Illustrator for “Whitlee’s Magical Adventure” by Corinda Watson- 2019
US Army 2006-2015
Designed and painted 20×40 foot Floor Mural, Fort Jackson, SC
Designed Numerous Company Logos and T-shirt Designs
Mural for Task Force Vigilant in Iraq, 2008
Designed Flyers and Mailers for various Military award ceremonies
Provided design services, portraits and special commissions for individual Soldiers
2019 Masters of Fine Arts in Illustration,
Academy of Art University
2005 Bachelors of Fine Arts emphasis in Drawing,
Austin Peay State University