Where are you from originally, and where do you live now?
I am from Berwick, Maine and now live in Dover, New Hampshire. I have spent most of my life in southern Maine/New Hampshire.
When did you know you wanted to be a fine artist? How did you get your start as an artist?
I didn't have much exposure to museums and fine arts growing up. I loved making things, have always been really curious, and a collector of things. My father worked for a telephone company, and when I was little, he used to bring me home all of these scraps of colored wire that I would collect and make little sculptures from. I also used to love making collages by cutting and pasting from department store catalogs-those were still a thing when I was little!
I never really considered going to art school until late in my high school years. I planned on going to a small New England college to play basketball, but after an injury sidelined me for a while, I began thinking about what I really wanted to do. I realized that I wanted to try living in a bigger city with access to museums and galleries, and more culture in general, which ended up taking me to Boston University's School of Fine Arts, where I majored in painting.
What does your studio look like?
My studio is a 700 square foot space in the Salmon Falls Mill in Rollinsford, NH. The historic 1840s New England mill sits on the Salmon Falls River, which is on the border of New Hampshire and Maine, and was originally a textile manufacturing mill. I have been working in this studio space for 13 years.