"Embedded deep in my core is a love for all forms of illustration, but especially children’s books, comics, concept art, and scientific illustration. I gain inspiration through wandering nature's trails, visiting zoos and museums, and perusing local comic convention floors. I enjoy combining my love for pop culture and natural science in a comprehensive and creative way. I draw from this vast treasure trove of inspiration when I sit down to paint. I enjoy painting whimsical and interesting characters, and define them with bold color choices and varying textures."