I have been drawing as long as I can remember. I am largely self-taught, and worked mainly in colored pencil, pen, and oil paint at the beginning of my career. After starting at the University of California, Santa Barbara as an art major, I took a 10-year detour into developmental biology, and in 2019 picked up art again. I now work primarily in digital painting.
My art combines several different styles, including portraiture, realism, surrealism, and pop art. I LOVE to experiment, and one of my favorite things about digital is the freedom to try a bunch of different things in one piece. Music has always been one of my greatest influences, and my love of all things nerdy permeates my art as well. I love punk and classic rock, and I am a huge Harry Potter nerd.
I earned my PhD in molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, where I gained experience in graphic design working at the Berkeley Science Review, and I now work as a medical writer. Though I spend my days helping to bring medical research to the masses, I’m an artist at heart, and I love to find cool ways to visually represent science for those interested in learning about it.
(Photo by Simone Anne)