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I am a self taught artist from Salt Lake City. I work exclusively in pen and ink, using the stipple technique. I consider myself lucky to be able to say I love what I do!

My projects have ranged greatly in size and subject. I've done everything from a steampunk tribute to Alice in Wonderland to crossbones with dainty filigree. I'm excited to push myself and my experience with every new commission.

Check out my galleries and feel free to contact me with any questions or comments that you may have.

What is Stipple?

By definition, stippling is the use of dots to create shading and texture in an illustration. It is done by touching the art tool to the canvas or paper lightly enough to leave a single dot of medium. Stippling is a time consuming, unforgiving technique. There is no way to erase mistakes, so each mark must be carefully planned and placed. The technique requires patience, skill and dedication. The result is a highly detailed, compelling illustration. Stipple is typically monochromatic which lends to the intriguing texture. I do work in color and sometimes enjoy that challenge all the more!