I was born in North Carolina but lived in many places, and was fortunate to spend a part of my childhood in Japan where I discovered and became enamored with manga. My first pencil and crayon drawings were manga-style people. I retained my fascination with drawing the human figure throughout young adulthood, but I focused more on realism, and used graphite, charcoal and pastels. As an adult, I took up oil-painting and its been my main outlet of expression.
Primarily a self-trained figurative oil painter, the people in my life became my subjects. However, I frequent life painting classes for practice and honing my technique.
I currently live and work in Southern California.
Feb '12 TinySTAGE, LA
Jan '12 Good Warning, Jones Gallery, LB
Sep '11-Jan '12 Darring Studios, LA
Sep '11, FlagStop, Torrance
Jun '11, The Long Beach Playhouse Art Gallery
May '11, Happening Gallery, Marina del Rey
Mar/Apr '11 LB Artwalk, Phantom Galleries
Feb/Apr/Jul '11 San Pedro Artwalk