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May, 1996 National Geograpic World

National Geographic World
National Geographic World

I live and work in Seattle, WA. Much of my art focuses on the impact of travel and the importance place and history play in our ideas, views and memories. I’ve traveled extensively around the US, Europe and Central Asia. I spent two years in Kazakhstan working in the US Peace Corps—an experience often reflected in my art. Also from growing up, the comic Calvin and Hobbes has had a huge influence on my style. I sometimes use humor and irony of the mundane, and sometimes not so mundane, to reflect on social commentary in my art. My work tends to have an illustrative quality, and I work primarily in water color and sumi ink. 

Solo Exhibitions

Auctions, Group + Juried Show


Education, Writings, Awards + Travel

  • B.A. in History with Art History minor (2007) from the University of Nevada, Reno​​

  • M.A. in Counseling + Educational Psychology (2011) from the University of Nevada, Reno​

  • TEFL Volunteer in the U.S. Peace Corps Kazakhstan (2007-2009)​​

    • Co-Editor of Peace Corps Kazakhstan's Volunteer News Vesti (2008-2009)

    • Seattle Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association (SEAPAX) Webmaster (2017-2018)

  • Artist profile featured in The Review, Phinney Ridge’s newspaper, Seattle, WA (Summer 2015)

  • The Moritz Thomsen Book Award (A Five Finger Feast), best book about the Peace Corps experience published in 2022, Peace Corps Worldwide, Oakland, CA (summer 2023)

  • Backpacked through Western Europe (2004, 2006, 2010 + 2014); Central Asia + Ukraine (2009); Mediterranean + North Africa (2010); Turkey (2013); Japan (2016); Mexico (2018); Ireland + Australia (2019).


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