Since I can remember, I have been surrounded by art through the members of my family. My mother is a former art teacher and my father is a kaleidoscope artist. Both of my grandfathers are also amazing artists. I excelled in several subjects throughout school, receiving my BFA from Iowa State University in the fall of 2011, but art was always my main focus. Being brought up in a household filled with encouragement and imagination, its no wonder that I want to express and show people the way I see things around me.