I have many fond memories of my childhood, growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, and I always look back to childhood as an inspiration for my illustrations. My drawings and paintings reflect the simple joys of life and the magic and wonder that can be discovered in everyday things. Some might say my art fits well with childrens illustrations, but I believe that as adults, we need a little whimsy in our lives as well, so I work to blend the innocence of childhood with the sophistication of adulthood. I like to mix bright splashes of color with lyrical line work to create dreamy and imaginative compositions. Design and color are very important in my work. I hope that with each piece I create, the visions inside my head can be realized and expressed tangibly.