I received my Associates of Arts degree before continuing my academic pursuits at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Working as a resident assistant and student, I received my BFA in 2015. In addition, I was featured in a group show in Wonderland SF Gallery. In 2016, I started my own private classroom for children in Sacramento. I continued my education and was accepted into the AAU Spring Show. I received my MFA in 2017 and won first place for my art in the AAU Spring show. I have shown at SHOH Gallery in Berkley California as well as a dozen group shows within the Bay Area. I have been accepted into the Crocker Art Museum for continued showing annually. In 2020 I finished a series of one hundred portraits which I self-published as a book. I currently work from my private studio while teaching and painting full-time. Recently I moved abroad to focus on my artistic and professional growth as an artist.
" I paint others to understand their space and to create a place for others people to see someone in a new way, under a different light. The work is about connection"
My Work is an interpretation of personal feelings about the people in my life and the perception of their identities. The goal of the portraits is to create a connection with the viewing audience that considers the strengths and vulnerabilities of people in the modern world. The application process is a constant balance between the classical concepts of portrait painting and a contemporary approach to empty abstracted space to create a sense of contemplation or foreboding. These elements work in tandem to create a vast scope of possible feelings and atmospheres in which the work resides.