I am 28 years old and I have done and tried several things in my life such as: playing golf professionally, giving golf lessons, playing instruments (piano and saxophone), and working in graphic design. My heart and soul have always led me back to one thing- art! I have been painting, sketching, and creating all sorts of artworks since I was 5. High School was when I started displaying my work in shows and entering them into contests. My creative side led me to earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Art Studio from UC Davis. Needless to say, art allows me to express my feelings in a unique way, relaxes my mind, and has allowed me to connect to others.
My dad was always resistant in accepting my passion for art until he had a stroke 9 years ago. He was a full leader and an outgoing and active man. Due to his stroke he was put on disability and spent a lot of time at home. He was losing his spirit and I noticed it more as time passed. It was then I was able to connect with him through my ability. Together, we sat at his kitchen table and I taught him how to paint in all sorts of mediums. He became obsessed with painting new pictures and would call me asking for advice (something I was always used to asking him for). He passed away in 2014. I am so grateful and truly blessed to have those last memories with him and that I had the chance to show him that my passion had a purpose.
Well, I have decided I want to spread this amazing feeling to others! I hope my artwork connects to you.