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A bit about myself:
I'm a primarily self-taught artist, currently living in Buffalo, NY. I always enjoyed drawing when I was young, but it wasn't until the end of high school, when I had to take a required art class, that I started to take it seriously. After several art classes in college my hobby turned more serious, and I started taking on commissions. I began with traditional graphite drawings, and slowly developed my style of drawing, preferring high contrast, black and white portraits, with a hint of color.

After working for several years as a commissioned portrait artist, I was prepared and inspired to explore and discover new mediums, and took up acrylic painting on canvas. This allowed me to balance my precise, detailed, black and white drawings, with my love of color, movement and abstraction.
Having gone through a very colorful and dynamic…

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  • Joined March 26, 2012

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acrylic, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil

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About

A bit about myself:
I'm a primarily self-taught artist, currently living in Buffalo, NY. I always enjoyed drawing when I was young, but it wasn't until the end of high school, when I had to take a required art class, that I started to take it seriously. After several art classes in college my hobby turned more serious, and I started taking on commissions. I began with traditional graphite drawings, and slowly developed my style of drawing, preferring high contrast, black and white portraits, with a hint of color.

After working for several years as a commissioned portrait artist, I was prepared and inspired to explore and discover new mediums, and took up acrylic painting on canvas. This allowed me to balance my precise, detailed, black and white drawings, with my love of color, movement and abstraction.
Having gone through a very colorful and dynamic series of paintings in the past year, I am currently reviving my interest in portraits and figure, which I am able to articulate now in a more intense fashion.

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