21 UNDER 31
Born: Arlington, TX, 1973
Art education: Studied at Bezalel Academy of Fine Art in Jerusalem and received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Style of work: Contemporary abstract landscapes.
First art sale: “While in art school I had a job answering phones at the college of fine arts. People would call asking for students to do illustrations, and I’d always offer to do it.”
Favorite artists: Odd Nerdrum, Gustav Klimt, and George Inness.
Other passions: Traveling and making attempts at gardening.
Fantasy art trip: To take a year off to travel throughout China and Thailand.
Favorite studio music: “I go through phases and listen to everything from CNN to jazz to Tom Waits.”
Favorite artworks: Woman Killing Injured Man by Odd Nerdrum; The Kiss by Klimt; and Early Autumn, Montclair by George Inness.
Best advice received: Michael Costello, my gallery director at Vanier Gallery, once told me something like, ‘you have whatever power you want to have.’ I thought that was pretty insightful.”
Creative spark: Traveling, dreaming, driving, and taking showers.
Next big goal: “Lately I’ve been developing some interesting varnishing techniques, and I feel like I’m at an exciting stage with my art.”
Price range: $2,500-$8,500.
Galleries: Contemporary Southwest Galleries, Santa Fe, NM; Marion Meyer Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA; Vanier Gallery on Main, Scottsdale, AZ; Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX; Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station, CA.