A little about me

Being a sensitive spirit, I draw inspiration from nostalgia, dreams, and emotion. I was a child who fell asleep after listening to fables or stories of fantasy and folklore. I was a teenager who was intrigued by epic tales and scary stories. I was an adolescent who was moved by romanticism and Greek mythology. In other words, I am a daydreamer and as a result of that, my imagination is abundant with creative ideas for my artistic work.

Shortly after earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts, my career began in the Oil and Gas field, in Houston, Texas, as a multimedia artist and animator. Early in my career, I was fortunate to have worked in the Deepwater Horizon Investigation team for Transocean where I provided digital graphics and animations to supplement an investigation of what was reportedly one of the largest oil spills in history. It was an unforgettable experience. However, working in an industrial field gave so much toward a creative outlet

I started a food blog…

My diet changed…

Stuff happens…

After some time I was able to bid adieu to industrial animation and steer my sight toward traditional art which has always loudly called out to me.

I also have the loving support of my sweetheart…

My most recent pieces are compositions that are inspired by my love of mother nature and my desire to contribute my part in reducing some of the waste that we produce. At the risk of sounding like a hoarder, many a time I catch myself collecting items that I think could be re-purposed into a beautiful piece of art. The first art piece that I created with this concept in mind was a large abstract skyline of the city of Houston. It was composed of a variety of acrylic paints, mediums, and appropriately, pieces of our very own Houston Chronicle newspaper. This mix of mediums came together to ultimately create a silhouette of our city’s skyline where some of our most recognizable structures could be identified.

 
 

I like to work with my hands. I enjoy scrubbing paint of my hands under the running water after a day’s work. There’s a sense of gratification when I press a freshly sharpened pencil tip against a crisp white piece of paper, and child-with-a-new-toy kind of satisfaction when I haul home a bag of new art supplies. For me, there’s something special about discovering a new art medium for the first time. These kinds of emotions are what I aspire to evoke in anyone who’s drawn to my artwork. I aspire to stimulate thought and positive emotions to the viewer and for my art pieces to be a sort of window into my imagination.