2005- Completed the 3-year certificate painting course at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy

2002-Received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in oil painting from the American Academy of Art in Chicago


2008 – Became principal instructor and co-founder of the Ravenswood Atelier in Chicago.

2005-2006 – Taught Summer Portrait Painting Course at the Florence Academy of Art

2004 – 2006 – Was an assistant instructor in the Intensive Drawing Program at the Florence Academy of Art

Finalist – International Artist Magazine Competition (2007)

Finalist – Artist Magazine Competition (2007)

Best Painting of the Year – Florence Academy of Art (2006)

Best Drawing of the Year – Florence Academy of Art (2003)

Prize Winner – American Society of Illustrators Annual Student Competition (2000)

Best of Show – American Academy of Art Annual Student Exhibition (1999)

“East Meets West” Exhibition at Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago, 2011

“Salon International” Exhibition in San Antonio, TX, 2011

Annual Florence Academy of Art Alumni Exhibition; Florence, London (2006, 2007, 2009)

Has shown works at W. H. Patterson Gallery in London, The Brigham Galleries in Nantucket and Hildt Galleries in Chicago. Currently showing work at M Gallery in Charleston, SC.