Ives is originally from the DC area and moved to Nashville to study at Belmont University where he honed his portraiture skills as a Studio Art major. After Belmont, he moved to Baltimore to further his knowledge of portrait painting at an atelier called Schuler School of Fine Art. While in Baltimore, he began applying his knowledge of portraiture to video. He employs his understanding of light, color, shape, and movement to create videos that tell a captivating story. After a few years of living in Baltimore and DC, Ives moved back to Nashville and has been spending his time making videos, enjoying Nashville’s amazing food, and relaxing on front porches.