E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Philadelphia, PA Specialty: Fantasy art, landscape and figural work.
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My most common commissions are portraits of people or animals, murals, fantasy work and illustrations. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me through email or notes at any time.
I grew up in the Philadelphia area and began drawing seriously at the age of 14. My primary inspiration for drawing is my mother, who quilts, batiks, and does small watercolor doodles. I remember times when she used to show me the beauty in ordinary moments and I think this nurtured in me a passion to see the world in a new way.
I live with my little sister; we grew up both as major enemies and best friends alternatively through our adolescence, but now she and I are very close. The joy she brings to my life and the support she gives me in pursuing my dreams has been a constant source of inspiration to me.
Aside from my passion to produce art... I like rainstorms, colorful buttons, shoes, singing, giggling, organic food, a good movie, peppermint tea, and snuggling up and reading at night. I'm also into skydiving, riding motorcycles, hiking, ice skating, and dancing my butt off!
My major pet peev: TV in any dose larger than about 1 hour a day. (I usually don't watch any)
I also have done 8 murals, four for commission in private residences, three as a volunteer with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Association, and one as a volunteer for the Society for the Protection of Children.
1999-2001. Awarded the Young Adult Scholarship to attend Moore College of Art during my Sophomore through Senior years of high school, where I took figure drawing classes. // 2000-2001. Secretary of the National Art Honor Society at my HS. // 2001. First Place winning entry at the Pennsylvania High School Computer Fair in Web Design. // 2001. Awarded Community Leadership Award by Sen. Curt Weldon for art therapy volunteer services at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. // 2001. Awarded Honorable Mention at the Pennsylvania 6th Congressional District Art Competition in Painting for a self portrait study in watercolor. // 2001. Awarded full scholarship to attend Tyler School of Art as a painting major. // 2002. Awarded partial scholarship at NYU for filmmaking major. // 2003-2004. Awarded full scholarship at Temple University for filmmaking. // 2004. Awarded 2nd place in the Philadelphia Film Festival in the Short Film category. // 2006. Awarded Daily Deviation for "Falling into Silence". // 2006. Awarded Daily Deviation for "Wishes Can Start Small". // 2007. Featured in the July edition of Imagine FX DVD // 2007. Awarded Daily Deviation for "Mermaid Thalassa". // 2007. Featured in a 5-page interview for the August edition of Creanum, with 13 of my pieces. // 2009. Awarded Daily Deviation for "2010 Landscapes Calendar". // 2010. One-woman one-month show at the Trattoria San Nicola italian restaurant in Paoli, PA.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my bachelor degree in 2004 from Temple University. I majored in Filmmaking, with a focus in Cinematography and Editing; and minored in Art History.