my ultimate goal is to capture and freeze a feeling from a moment in time, and veil it with an ethereal pulse

I was introduced to art at the age of six when my mother sent me to painting classes with a popular local artist. In this studio, I wasn't allowed to use a paintbrush or pick my own colours. Rather, I had to complete a small painting with 10 pieces of cardboard squares using only six colours — red, yellow, blue, black, white, and crimson. Looking back at his teaching style,

painting with those squares shaped my technique and precision, while the colours permitted me to be the master of my palette. To this day, I still use those same colours.

I received my BA in Art Studio from U.C. Davis and had the privilege of studying under Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson, Harvey Himelfarb, Lucy Puls and Manuel Neri.