I remember beginning to draw where I grew up, in Tampa, Florida, next to the ocean. I later moved to Atlanta, where I began my education career, in 2004, at The Art Institute of Atlanta. I studied anything I could that was related to art, and learned from some of the most amazing artists I've had the pleasure to know. Including Elio Guevera, and Michael Budowick. I've been trained thoroughly with traditional techniques of art, as well as learning about modern commercial and digital applications. I graduated in 2009 with a fine arts bachelor's degree, majoring in illustration and design.
I began working as a graphic designer after I graduated. It was a good experience, and gave me further insight into the business of design, as well as many other import. However I finally realized I couldn't pursue my passion to paint in my spare time. So I left in the beginning of 2011 and advanced my skills as a fine artist, particularly with oil painting. I started working for an art material store, called Blick, where I met with established professionals in the fine art business, and learned detailed information about the chemistry of all art mediums. I left at the end of 2012, marking their 100th anniversary, so I could dedicate even more time to painting. Sparing about every minute possible to paint, I only worked what hours I needed to part time as a carpenter. After many days and nights over the years working in my studio, aggressively seeking the aspects of what art is, and what art can be, I've searched not just for meaning of the art, but my purpose to it, and how that reflects visually. I see that in a way in my first series, to be released in November.