"I was born in the moon of Taurus and the 18th day May in the year of our lord 1989. I grew up in between Burlington Ky and Cincinnati Oh. One of the first memories of my life was being at the Cincinnati Art Museum and seeing a version of David with the head of Goliath. I made my dad buy me a kids sized easel immediately, it was blue and plastic. My obsession with drawing started at that moment and has never gone away. I had to be able to draw like the masters, that was my thought even when I was a child."
"Louis Bickett taught me to keep working no matter what, if art is what you truly want to do, and it is. He made me realize that art is the only thing I want to do, including curating."
"I make myself work on a piece everyday, even if it feels like it won't be successful, just to get myself thinking about where I am in my work. My day usually starts with research, art blogs, gallery websites, then I look up images for my own work...., then I usually drink more coffee and start drawing for a couple of hours. In the afternoon I like to take a break and then get back to work for a better part of the day."
"Lexington allowed me to work without many distractions teaching me the discipline that I know. You get to make work without feeling any pressure about fucking up, because your not in a big city where all of the anxieties come in.
New York has changed a lot of how I think of my work and the way I work, it has actually made me more patient with my drawings. Everything is so influencing here, there is always something going on, whether it is good or bad you always gain something, plus it's filled with museums that you can get lost in for hours. I find myself thinking about what I make more before I start executing it, because everything that has ever influenced me is on this tiny island, so I am constantly trying to process all this information and sort through it."