I grew up in Dallas, Texas, with two sisters and a brother. I had an active and creative mind-set from the very beginning. My hands were on everything from pencils, dirt, toys, basketballs, and bikes to whatever else I could find and explore. Busy my mind was, and still is. I honestly don’t think I ever had a choice to be an artist or an analytical thinker. My brain had already decided. I am sure to ponder the creative world endlessly.
My work usually involves people; drawing the figure is something that I enjoy very much. Some slight distortion is applied, only to set myself apart in terms of creating a style for myself. But my style evolves from project to project. My technique starts with acrylics to lay down dark and mid values. Then I lay oils on top to help create my lights. Oils can be vibrant with only one layer and dry true to their color, so I use this to my advantage when trying to work quickly. I paint on illustration board.
Three Things You Might Not Know About Me:
1. I’m a gym rat and I love to work out, go running, and be outdoors.
2. I love to cook, and I try a new recipe every Wednesday.
3. When I was little, I used to draw Ninja Turtles almost every day.