I am a 28-year-old father of four (ages 0-6), with a bachelors in fine arts from Columbus College of Art and Design. I began sketching in high school, and pursued an education in primarily painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media) and also drawing and illustration throughout college. My primary focus through my first year of college was on illustration. I have been a part of six group art shows in the past six years, and am currently planning for a solo exhibition in the near future. Since I became a father, I have developed a special interest in illustrating children's books and have a thorough understanding of the kinds of art children are interested in.