As a young child growing up in Atlanta,
I existed in two parallel worlds with my time perfectly divided between city and country. This experience gave me a unique view of the world and a love of nature that carries over into my work today.
At the University of Georgia, I studied both biology and fine art. I received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Fine Art in 1998. Hearing the call of New York, I moved to Manhattan where I worked as a scientific illustrator at the American Museum of Natural History. During this time I also studied figure drawing at the Art Students League and fell in love with the form of the human figure. This interest led me to pursue a career in medical illustration. In 2003, I received a Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Over the next ten years, I worked tirelessly to become one of the top illustrators in the field, receiving awards from the leading professional organization, the Association of Medical Illustrators. In 2013, I decided it was time to change my focus from the scientific to the aesthetic. I create a series each year depicting on a particular subject in various ways: the flora and fauna of the south. I also am kept busy with a variety of commissions including landscapes, portraits, equine and pet portraits to name a few.