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ABOUT THE ARTIST

I have a B.A. in Art with a minor in Graphic Design from Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana. I now work as the Graphic Designer for Goshen College. I also spend much of my time creating the works shown here (a number of my pieces are displayed at Found in downtown Goshen) and doing freelance artwork.

ABOUT THE ART

I specialize in watercolor, but many of my current fine art pieces combine skills of photography, drawing, and painting. For these pieces, I begin with a photograph, which I manipulate on the computer. I print out the modified photograph on watercolor paper and draw on top of the printed photograph with an archival, fine-tip, black pen. I then stretch the paper, which involves soaking it in water and letting the printer ink run off, leaving behind slight shadows and a green tone. I then paint using watercolor washes, and add finer color details with more watercolor and gouache. This results in a unique combination of color (provided by the watercolor washes) and detail (provided by the pen markings).

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?

Some of the pieces on this site are for sale, and I am happy to take commissioned work in either Fine Art or Graphic Design. I can create fine art pieces based on a particular subject: your house, a favorite landscape view, your pet, a portrait of your child, etc. Because this style of art begins with a photograph, I can even turn any photo into an art piece. I also regularly design posters, programs, logos, and invitations. Please contact me with any orders, requests, or questions!