I grew up and live in Northern California. I'm self taught, although I have a few talented artists in my family, so I would also say that I was greatly encouraged to be artistic from a young age. Making art was another activity that was done regularly at my house hold. I grew up thinking it was as normal as most would consider buttering toast. I actually didn't make much visual art as a kid, or teenager . I started to paint and draw around 2003 for fun. I actually did a lot of dance classes in my younger years. I kept on going with the paintings and drawings but didn't show my work for a while. I kept growing a big stack of it of it in my room and wouldn't share it with the outside world. One day someone I was close to won a prize in a major New York competition. I was in college for a major I had less passion about then the passion I felt for drawing and painting. I was really jealous, really really jealous. Jealous enough to get motivated. I thought, I can do that. If that person I know can do it so can I. So I started showing my work. I have been excited to find out that that my work has been well received and others really like it as well as myself.
I always draw freehand and my images just come right out of me spontaneously. A lot of my work is not meant to look like something real from the real world. It's meant to be abstract expressionism.