I grew up in Santa Cruz, California and now I'm living the Silicon Valley life. I've been painting since I could hold a paintbrush, and I've been taking photos for as long as I can remember. I graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Fine Arts, and since then I've been working in various photography studios.
When I first started drawing, I was determined to draw as realistically as possible. Once I started painting, I went in a completely different direction and began experimenting with color, mark making and brushstrokes. I love the challenge of technical realism as much as the freedom of working abstractly, and I often try to combine different painting styles within one piece of art.