My exploration of abstract painting started in 2015. Abstract expression became my way of letting go of my subconscious thoughts and emotions ...with no rules and no boundaries...art gave me purpose.
Born in 1981 in San Francisco, CA and having lived in the Bay Area for many years up until college, I then moved to Tucson, AZ where I took my first course in Contemporary Art at the University of Arizona in 2001. There I learned about the influences of Contemporary Art in the 21 century. As a business major I later gained an internship at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in downtown Tucson as an assistant and bookkeeper. MOCA sparked my first fascination of becoming an artist one day, which didn't come until many years later. After college I moved to San Diego, CA in 2003 needing to be close to the ocean and there I stayed for 18 years. There I found my talent.
In 2021 I moved back to my hometown Union City, CA to be with my family & friends again. I felt that it was important to be closer to those that I love.
My paintings reflect a subtle blend of inspirations from nature, love and moments in every day life both from living in Northern & Southern California. My pieces are in acrylic medium and I love to practice between contrasts of dark and light as well as motion and depth. Thank you for visiting!