I am a artist by nature whose journey has landed me stops in fashion and graphic design ultimately settling into my current role as photographer and painter. Falling in love with both processes, I find myself emerged in a world of non-stop creativity and beauty that keeps me stimulated at all times. Painting has long been an aspiration of mine so after moving back to Texas from San Francisco in 2003 and no longer connected with the fashion industry, I taught myself how to paint. It was more of a technicality since I have illustrated since childhood; naturally I picked up on the skill quickly. Painting my way into galleries and exhibitions, I knew for a certainty that fine art was my true passion.
While finishing my BFA at Burlington College in Vermont, a photography instrutor had a profound and lasting effect on my outlook toward making art. He opened up my mind to the possibility that there may be more to creating than the one medium I was used to. Many of the technical details were similar such as composition, color and light and from that point on, I had an extra-creatorial affair with my camera. I often say that it takes me places that my palette knife could never. The camera connects me with people, bringing me out of the studio and into nature while the canvas isolates me in my own thoughts. It is in this balance that I am able to express fully the creative visions that keep me up late nights.
My art speaks with a certain heir of dignity in all of my pieces. I tend to connect with figures that are flawed but beautiful in their own respects. My work deals mostly with interpersonal relationships whether doing street photography or painting a portrait of a celebrity. There is always a deeper connection to be made than bright colors and the capturing of someone’s likeness. I live by the motto of do what you love and love what you do, which is the key my happiness.