I grew up on a small mountain farm in a little Idaho town called Orofino. I am the oldest and I have a lot of younger brothers. I was homeschooled and had the benefit parents that were very encouraging for the development of a creative mind. I've always loved making art, and painting anything I could get my hands on. While in my youth some of those things included walls, myself, pets and little brothers. Every parent's nightmare. I took my first painting class at age 16. Eventually I graduated from BYUI with my BFA in painting. Now I'm married to my sweetheart and we're raising our precious little baby angel muffins, who to my great enjoyment, love painting alongside me.