Traditional Art

A Compilation of My Traditional Art Pieces.

A painting inspired by a sculpture in the Villa di Pratolino in Tuscany.

This is a painting I created while I was studying abroad in Florence, Italy. I was inspired by this sculpture of the mountain god Appennino. I wanted to bring in some of the textures found in the sculpture and incorporate it into this painting, so I decided to use oil paint. I also wanted to create a painting that felt more like a person and less like a sculpture, so I tried to give Appennino more animated features that look more human-like.

This piece was accepted into the 47th Annual Student Juried Show at Drake University. Below are some pictures highlighting the details of the painting.

The Full Painting, at 19″ x 23″

A Close-Up of the Detail on the Upper Left of the Face.

A Close-Up of the Face.

A Close-Up of the Upper Right of the Face.

A Close-Up of the Nose.

A Close-Up of the Cheek.

A Close-Up of the Right Eye and the Crystals Formed on the Face.



These are prints I created which reflect a view of myself. In Isolation, I looked inward and realized there is a difference between loneliness and aloneness. I tend to isolate myself when I am creating art, and this is a direct reflection of that, as well as a brief look into the emotional toll that accompanies isolation. In Jellyfish Mirage, I am depicting my constantly conflicted self. I chose to study English and Art, and while I am extremely passionate about these subjects, I often wonder if they will allow me to make the same impact a science degree could offer. In 365 (Or, the Meaning of Life) I am depicting a year in my life. As the seasons change, so do the people around me. Life is cyclical and ever growing like a strong tree. There are high points in life countered by low points and it is up to me to decide what I want out of my life.


Jellyfish Mirage.

365 (Or, the Meaning of Life).

Figure Drawing

I was recently enrolled in a figure drawing course at Drake University. The class ran for three hours on Monday through Friday for four weeks, and included a live model everyday during that time. These are some samples of the work I created in the class.


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