I am an American artist. An early colonial transplant from Scotland on the matriarch side and forth generation Irish on the patriarch side. Born in Bangor, Maine and raised all over the United States. My dad flew F-4 Phantoms for the United States Air Force and my mom was an executive chef, educator, and dietitian. In today's polarized society, defining ones identity seem significantly prevalent. In what seems a straight forward picture of an All-American immigrant military family, defining and creating an artistic voice surrounding my culture has been fraught with challenges and frustrations. With this series, I feel the rubber has hit the road, where my artist skills, experience, and craftsmanship has finally synergized, giving me an opportunity to articulate my authentic voice on canvas.