Thank you for your interest in my art and myself!
I have been involved in art for as long as I can remember. In my senior year of high school, I worked at an advertising agency as assistant to the art director. His name was Roy, and his list of artistic accomplishments is long. I followed closely his every move and learned much. I loved his drawing technique, and to this day I consider myself lucky to have had such a talented artist as mentor and teacher.
I grew up in California, but moved to Oregon upon reaching adulthood. I graduated in 2001 with an Associate of Arts degree in humanities. I completed courses in Basic Design, Ceramics, Watercolor, and History of Western Art. In 2013, I obtained a bachelor's degree from Eastern Oregon University, with a minor in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. My interests are varied, and one can easily find a diverse patchwork of subjects reflected in my art.
My art comes from within, but it is the result of a variety of life experiences and outside influences. The colorful people I meet, the sights and sounds of nature, the emotions that swirl around me -- all of these things are sifted through my being, to be reborn later on the canvases I create. It occurred to me recently that it is art that shines love into the dark places. Let art relax your mind, soothe your soul, and bring peace and stillness to your life. Indeed, it is the only thing that can.
Painting and selling my art is for the most part my full-time job since Dec. 2001. I have sold around 800 pieces so far, mostly on eBay, but I have recently transitioned to Etsy.
Member of EBSQ Artists since November 2001, and also an award-winning member of EBSQ Juried.
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