ARTISTS MAGAZINE '15 ARTISTS TO WATCH' . 1ST PLACE ANIMALS/WILDLIFE 2022
SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS . MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE 2022
ARTISTS FOR CONSERVATION . PICKERING ENDANGERED SPECIES AWARD 2022
ARTISTS MAGAZINE INT'L COMPETITION WINNER . 2ND PLACE ANIMALS/WILDLIFE 2020
ARTHOP . TEXAS STATEWIDE COMPETITION . BEST OF SHOW 2019
DAVID SHEPHERD WILDLIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR . VANISHING FAST CATEGORY WINNER . 2018
SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS . MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE 2016
A Signature Member of both the Society of Animal Artists
and Artists for Conservation, I actually consider myself a portrait artist, highlighting non-human animals who have the right to life and freedom from harm.
My current series features individuals living at the Center for Great Apes sanctuary. Every one has a story, whether once used for experimentation, trained in the entertainment industry, or victimized by the illegal pet trade. Their stories are inextricably linked with our own, and like ours, are filled with both loss and hope.
I was a graphic designer in New York City, a student of Disney artists in Los Angeles, and a teacher of art to mildly interested middle schoolers in Colorado. But it was my work as the head of graphic design at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium, and the loss I felt around captive animals, that led me down my current path.
My work has been exhibited at the San Diego Museum of History, England's Nature in Art Museum, and many points in between.
My southwestern animals are represented by Worrell Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
A portion of sale profits is always donated to organizations that fight the good fight for animals.