"All Life is an Experiment" Ralph Waldo Emerson
Over the past few years, I’ve come into myself. I’ve let go of insecurities in life and in my art. I’ve set goals, I’ve gone on adventures, I’ve scared the hell out of myself and most of all I’ve learned so much.
“All Life is an Experiment” is really the essence of how I’d like to live my life. My art is a reflection of that. Ralph Waldo Emerson is perhaps my favorite writer and philosopher and he said it best with this simple quote. Why not make the most out of life by experimenting with the short time we have on this Earth?
I've always tried to make life exciting, and I thought, up until I turned 29, that I was doing everything I could to live a fulfilling and adventurous life... but, that minute I turned 30 -- that realization that my twenties were over -- was the minute everything clicked. It's time to take advantage of my freedom and my youth... two things you can never get back.
I hope this is reflected in my art and I hope my bold use of color inspires you to make more adventures and experimental decisions in your day-to-day life.
- Born 1984 in Jackson Hole, WY
- Bachelors in the Arts from UCSC - Santa Cruz, CA 2006
- Masters of the Arts National University - Santa Clara, CA 2011
- Voted Best Emerging Artist in Jackson Hole 2014, 2015
- Represented by Horizon Fine Art Gallery from 2006-2013 - Jackson Hole, WY
- Currently Represented by Grand Teton Gallery - Jackson Hole, WY and Paderewski Gallery in Beaver Creek, CO
Solo Shows and Representations
- River Street Solo Exhibition - Santa Cruz 2007
- Motiv Solo Exhibition - Santa Cruz 2008
- Hoffman's Bistro First Friday Solo Exhibition - Santa Cruz 2010
- Hoffman's Bistro First Friday Solo Exhibition - Santa Cruz 2011
- River Cafe Solo Exhibition - Santa Cruz 2012
- Main Street Cafe Solo Exhibition - Capitola 2012
- Q Roadhouse - Jackson Hole 2013
- Horizon Fine Art Gallery Solo Exhibition - Jackson Hole 2013
- Cowboy Coffee - Jackson Hole 2014
- Q Roadhouse Solo Exhibition - Jackson Hole 2014
- Brokers of Jackson Hole Solo Exhibition - Jackson Hole 2014
- Elevated Grounds Coffee Solo Exhibition - Jackson Hole 2015
- Westbank Anglers Featured Artist - Victor ID Current
- Grand Teton Gallery - Jackson Hole Current
- Teton Springs - Victor ID Current
- Out West - Bozeman MT Current
- Featured Artist Art Fest - Scottsdale AZ 2015
- Featured Artist Festival of the Arts - Phoenix AZ 2015
- Featured Artist Waterfront Art Festival Thunderbird Artist's Scottsdale AZ 2015
- Wonderland Market Featured Artist - Scottsdale AZ 2015