I was born and raised in upstate South Carolina. I graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in jewelry and metals. I have worked as Bench Jeweler, designing and repairing fine jewelry as well as designing and manufacturing fantasy style armor and costuming.
I have always loved to draw, but I seriously became interested in the field of illustration in 2008 when a friend suggested I check out www.conceptart.org I was immediately fascinated by the online artists’ community and quickly became infatuated with the weekly competitions on the site. Since then I have become increasingly aware of the amazing volume of encouragement, inspiration, and camaraderie that is shared by the presence of so many incredible artists online.
I attended the Illustration Master Class in Amherst, MA the first time in 2011 and went back in 2012. Truth be told if I could go every year I would. The amazing instructors and the caliber of student artists make the IMC an invaluable experience. I can't thank the IMC enough.
I have been working as a Freelance Illustrator since the summer of 2010. My first work was for WildFire LLC. Since then I have worked for companies such as Fantasy Flight Games, Alderac Entertainment Group, and Catalyst Game Labs. I also had an illustration appear in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art # 19 in 2012.
Favourite Visual Artist
There are so many
Star Wars: A New Hope, Kick-Ass
Favourite TV Shows
True Detective: Season 1, Dr. Who, Dare Devil, Supernatural, The Flash
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Almost all of them
Song of Ice and Fire, All quite on the Western Front, Starship Troopers, At the Mountains of Madness
George R. R. Martin, Lovecraft, Tolkien
Star Wars the Old Republic
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Wacom Cintiq, pencils, paper, paint, bloody finger