I received my B.F.A. from Alfred University, and my M.F.A. from The University of Iowa. My work was recently exhibited at The Yard, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It has also been exhibited in and around Boston at Carroll and Sons Gallery, Proof Gallery, and 13 Forest Gallery, and in 2012, was included in the publication, New American Paintings. In addition to my studio practice I am committed to the field of art education and I currently teach at an independent high school. I started making my current body of work after the birth of my first son. Crunched for time I eliminated the aspects of my studio practice that were slowing me down and began developing images through the repetitive practice of painting only lines. The paintings are made one line at a time, usually in one pass over the surface. Reducing the image in this way freed me up to focus on the formal elements of painting that matter to me most – composition, color relationships, transparency and the illusion of depth.