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Born and raised in Northern Lower Michigan, the arts and the natural world have long been a part of my life. As a child, searching for salamanders and other interesting life forms was a favorite past time. Crayons and craft paper in hand, I found the forest to be the best place for growing artistic ideas. I took these youthful thoughts to school and found a niche for them in the arts program at Grand Valley State University. The diverse manifestations of the printmaking media absorbed me as I found prints to be the best means of expressing my ideas.

After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in printmaking in December of 2006, my work has largely focused on regional environmental and modern land use concerns. From expressive tree forms and intimate portraits to moody landscapes and maps, I have sought to develop a dialogue between the viewer and the…

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  • Born on April 4
  • Joined September 11, 2008

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Born and raised in Northern Lower Michigan, the arts and the natural world have long been a part of my life. As a child, searching for salamanders and other interesting life forms was a favorite past time. Crayons and craft paper in hand, I found the forest to be the best place for growing artistic ideas. I took these youthful thoughts to school and found a niche for them in the arts program at Grand Valley State University. The diverse manifestations of the printmaking media absorbed me as I found prints to be the best means of expressing my ideas.

After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in printmaking in December of 2006, my work has largely focused on regional environmental and modern land use concerns. From expressive tree forms and intimate portraits to moody landscapes and maps, I have sought to develop a dialogue between the viewer and the natural world through colorful woodcuts, collagraphs and monotypes. Using these media and imagery, I hope to convey not only my sense of our place in the environment but also a desire to understand and protect the natural world.

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