I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I grew up with a family of artists, musicians, and animators. My family's unique interests and artistic expressions exposed me to an eclectic mix of modern art, crafting, cinema, music, curios and amusements. After I was finally done with high school, I took about 4 years off to explore my varied interests until I was ready to focus and go on to getting an art education. In 1987 I graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles.
sitting at the cafe of the Louvre, Paris, 2010
I spent the next three years working in a variety of art related jobs doing design work, craft work and teaching before landing a job woking as an artist for Walt Disney Feature Animation. After working in animation I got married and moved up north to continue my artistic practice until our daughter was born, in which time I took a hiatus from art making. As she got older I eventually got back into the studio to devote more time to my art.
I have participated in solo and group exhibitions in both the Los Angeles area and the Bay Area, and I have quite a few pieces in private collections.