“I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.”

-Dr. Samuel Johnson, English Writer (1831)


Acrylic and Oil Paint                                 Canvas, 20″x 24″                                           This is a contrasting painting of reality and the unknown. It was planned using digital software.
Chalk Pastel                                             Paper, 20″ x 24″                                         This is a portrait of my best friend influenced by her favorite color green.
Color Pencil                                     Paper, 8.5″ x 11″                                     This is a portrait of a boy is a part of the Memory Project, an organization that connects people around the world through art and culture.
Pencil and Gesso                            Paper, 2″ x 4″                                       This small side profile of my friend, Emma, focuses on micro-mark-making. The gesso is on half of the diagonal split to create a more dynamic piece.
Acrylic Paint                Canvas, 11″ x 14″                   This is a portrait of my dog, Sherlock. It is one of the more meaningful paintings as it expresses my love for dogs and how I spend a lot of my time during quarantine.












Portraits are my favorite subject to work on. I love the ability to customize and share a perspective about the life around me. I typically choose people (and the occasional animal) of who I know. Color and line work are the most influential component to my art. I love creating still moments bombarded with small gestures/marks. I simply produce art as a hobby and sometimes gifts, so I often do not document the process; nevertheless, my interaction with color through portrait-making has informed me about how colors relate and generate different sentiments.