I am a contemporary painter living and working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I attended Duquesne University where I graduated with a B.A. in History with a concentration in Art. The human figure is the main source of inspiration for me-it's expression through movement and the interaction between people. Most recently, I have begun an abstracted portrait series. The human face, with all its intricacies and expressions, is a boundless source of inspiration. My portraits focus on the imperfect-I don't believe that real beauty is found in perfection; rather, the imperfect is much more interesting. Music also figures prominently in my work. Whether it be an actual piece of music or just a song title, it sparks my imagination. As humans, visual, auditory, and literary cues can evoke a myriad of feelings and emotions in us and that is what I strive to tap into through my work.