Fine Artist & Model
As I like to say it, I occupy both sides of the easel. I began drawing nude figures in my early teens, and painted my first nude self-portrait at age 16. At 18, I moved to Philadelphia to study portraiture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and by age 19, I had begun my career as a fine arts model. In this way, my two roles as Artist and Model continued to influence each other.