About Me

My style of art fluctuates between abstract and realistic art. I plan to study figurative drawing and painting throughout my years at the Herron School of Art and Design. I am very interested in the anatomy of people and studying the structure of the human figure. I am also interested in creating colorful, high in contrast, high in value, large pieces of artwork. I would love to become a studio artist when I'm done with college, but I am prepared for whatever God has planned for me.  

I am currently attending the Herron School of Art and Design located in Indianapolis. I am planning on majoring in painting and minoring in Art History. Aside from painting, I have a strong passion for drawing and illustration, photography, and graphic design. 

My Work

Feel free to look through my portfolio for a sample of my work. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Inspiring Quotes

"There is no substitute for experience. Art and design require mastery of many skills, investigation of many emotions, and exploration of many ideas. There are no shortcuts. Persistence is much more than talent. No matter how much talent you have nothing will happen without a sincere and sustained commitment to your work."
- Rick Paul, Internationally renowned sculptor

"Skills are very important, but nowhere near enough to make art. Definitely acquire the skills through whatever practice and education you choose and embrace it with discipline and have no attachment to success. Work as hard as you can. Don't ever compare yourself to others. Learn how to work on your work. The more you paint or sculpt or draw the more you will know what to do and the more you will develop your voice. Stay true to your work. Don't try to make art about things you don't know about, care about, or understand. Make are that you care about, because you believe it should exist."
-Alyssa Monks, Realism Painter

Influencial Artists

Alyssa Monks
MC Esher
Titian
Michelangelo
Masaccio
Botticelli 
Fra Filippo Lippi
Verrocchio 
Leonardo da Vinci
Raphael