My childhood consisted of moving around from place to place, which has had a beneficial effect on me as an adult I guess. I was born in Los Angeles County, California. While shuffling between California, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Colorado, I was given the opportunity to view my surroundings through different eyes. This showed me that my point of view was rarely the only point of view and that sometimes being removed from comfort is a quick and humbling way to enjoy the all-encompassing!
A unique moment in life occurred when I began to paint. I had always searched for a positive way to express myself, however fleeting. Painting rapidly became an obsession as I soon realized that what I had been looking for wasn’t at all what I was expecting. This creative means of expression didn’t have to be beautiful and it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious. This style of painting as I now understand it has been vividly explored and technically termed as Abstract Expressionism. However, painting in the moment is whatever I need it to be, regardless of the term. I do not feel the need to follow any artistic rules or format as this would cross grain dramatically with what I am trying to accomplish with my Art.