After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, I decided to travel to Oregon to study art with my aunt, Sandee Burman. Now I have moved back to Wisconsin where I am continuing to learn new techniques and theories. I'm considered a realism artist since my approach to a subject matter is to portray it in a realistic way. I will never take a painting to the point of photorealism. I love the charm of a well composed painting when it actually looks like a painting.