I am always looking for ways to improve as a professional artist and be able to apply it to the real world and a career path. I have been learning and practicing art for many years in and out of the school environment. My academic achievements in art earned me the art department award of my program in 2018, a Pinellas Art Education Association award of merit in 2019, and a spot on the National Art Honor Society as president which I am continuing with this year. My proudest achievement was winning a Scholastic Art Nation gold medal in 2018 and being able to travel to New York for the ceremony. My art practice has changed over the years in order to make my own signature style and to make my art more unique to myself. My life experiences are represented in my art, like a recent diagnosis of diabetes and deaths in the family, when I express myself on the canvas. I’ve elevated my skills to be practiced in a lot of different mediums ranging from watercolor to pen to marker. I have an infinity for black and white, which stems from my grandmother’s artistic eye. Most of my recent pieces have been monochrome to honor her due to her recent passing.