I love taking my dog Hero for walks.  Here's a picture of me at the Santa Hustle 5K.   I like to watch movies and TV shows on Netflix during the horrible Chicago winters.  In the summer, I enjoy traveling and riding my bike.  Did you guess I'm also a Cubs fan?

Art is a personal experience for both the artist and the audience. Each piece creates an emotion or feeling that is different based on one's experience.  I feel very blessed to be able to share my art with others.  It is a great joy.  I love the challenge of different mediums and expressing my ideas through my art. 

 I have taken advantage of the opportunities to learn art and teaching of art at both the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute.   I have taken classes online with CalArts, Jane Davenport and Lilla Roger's MATS classes.   If you can't find me drawing at a local coffee shop, you might see me sketching on the train or even at the Art Institute. 

I am involved in Chicago's Urban Sketchers.  I have been in local group art shows in the Aurora, Il area.  Aurora has a growing art community. 

 I am available for freelance illustration.  Feel free to contact me at the email listed below.