Where did you grow up? I grew up in Redding, Penn.. It’s about 40 minutes from Philadelphia.
York because I didn’t think there was a better place to go for art than New York. I was actually a doublemajor with Communications and Art.
When did you first start getting interested in art? I think I’ve always been interested in drawing. My junior year of high school, I knew it was something I needed to keep doing and that it would be more important to me than just a hobby.
Why did you double-major? I thought I needed more than just an art degree to make it through life. At what point did it switch from drawing to painting for you? When I discovered oil paints. Acrylic didn’t do it for me and water colors were never really my thing, but oil paints, the way you can blend the colors and work with it can be really challenging, but it’s something I connected with really quickly.
When you were young, what did you draw? Cartoon characters I was watching on TV. The first time I had an a-ha moment with art was when I was on vacation with my family. I remember sitting there and drawing random shapes and shading them in different variations. For some reason, that got me into drawing. What are you doing now? I live in New York. You have to do what you have to After high school, how did you continue pursuing do to survive here. So I work a few different jobs and I art? try to keep the creative juices flowing however I can. I went to a liberal arts college and I opted for New 46 BLEEP
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