As a child, I grew up around an abundance of admirable people that fed my creativity to become what it is today. My family has provided extraordinary support for the arts over the course of my life and pursuing my fascination in art comes naturally. My grandparents, at a young age, began their business at the Simpich Character Doll Shop in Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs. Their ingenuity and skill in character design and modeling helped them create the beautiful sculptures that kept their business running for decades. Not only do I wish to carry on their legacy and pursue the gift of imagination and capability they passed on to me, but I also feel obligated to push the limits of their ambitions into the developing technology we see today.

As I grew, so did my eye for nature. Being raised in Colorado Springs for most of my life at the foot of Pike’s Peak, I came to the realization that nature does not simply have one face, but rather an immeasurable amount of masks filled with emotion and personality on its own. Every day is a new experience, a new beauty to witness. I was given the chance to visit overseas, to Sweden, Spain, Italy, and Jordan to take in the different cultures and artistry of different cultures.

My appreciation for character design came from when I was very young, when my brothers included me in interactive stories, like Dungeons and Dragons. Even as a child, I was set with the challenge of constructing characters, and it was my responsibility to conceive a convincing and interesting backstory and personality. In the years following, I was given the chance to start roleplaying with friends and family online, and thus my desire for storytelling progressed. Wanting to further delve into my own imagination, I began writing.

By creating these visions with my own hands and words, I can not only quench my thirst for out-of-this-world images but can also meet the characters that I have created and grown up with. My mission with my art is to show small chunks of my mind in an overall bigger picture, and my goal is to create crisp, realistic, and captivating projects that tell a story all on its own.