One of the most exciting aspects of living an artist's life is that the seemingly routine is always different and changing. My day begins early in the studio working as a visual merchandiser and graphic artist at a specialty foods store called the Market District. During the afternoon, I always make it a point to take time to breathe some fresh air and get my workout in. I finish the day at my home studio working on projects as a freelance artist. Experiencing the world and meeting people is very important to me and integral in my developmental process as an artist.
I am very fortunate to be working directly within my concentration. While promoting my business, I have worked in small galleries and have managed, organized and demonstrated painting workshops, and have produced original art for corporate decor. I cannot say the climb to get to where I am today was easy, but I am truly a person living in 2018, who paints and creates handmade artwork for a living.
I was taught that if you pay close enough attention, every moment has the potential to lead and inspire new great works. I was shown how to use the appropriate tools, directed on how to execute the right time management when faced with an immense workload, pushed to persevere, but, most importantly, I was taught how crucial it was to maintain patience. The teaching I received at Edinboro University was anything but rote action or memorization; I was pushed to take responsibility of the skills I acquired through action and communication.