I think we are all somehow affected by our surroundings as creators whether we consciously realize it or not. New Jersey tends to get a bad reputation amongst those not from here, but what most people don't realize (other than the fact that just about NO ONE is actually like the folks you see on MTV's Jersey Shore!) is how much this amazing little state actually has to offer! In my artwork, I am always inspired by nature and enjoy spending as much time outside as possible...whether it be relaxing time in nature or fast paced action of the city. The time spent in my natural surroundings always inspires me to create and so I am thankful to live in a place where I can go with ease one day to a beautiful beach, the next to the mountains. We have easy access to New York City, or you can easily escape to a variety of beautiful pastures, lakes, farms or breathtaking wooded
hikes and kick back, all right here in good old underrated New Jersey. If that variety of landscapes isn't inspirational, I don't know what is!