About the Artist

Pet portraits and more!

The Process

Starting with deep, high-quality canvases, I build up my image in layers of texture and color with a joyous celebration of surface. Impasto, thin glazes, and detailed brushwork combine in the finished product. My goal is to bring a depth and a richness to the canvas, so it feels organic and never gets old. Thin sheets of gold, silver, and copper are applied to the surface, and then distressed to create a patina. While my graphic design background helps me create the most eye-catching image possible, the metallic contrast of shine vs. grunge adds another layer of complexity to my paintings.

Mission

Bold, modern acrylic painting with dash of luxurious gold leafing describes my artwork. Taking cues from my surroundings in nature in the Santa Cruz Mountains, my subject matter includes plenty of flowers, greenery, trees, birds, butterflies, and other local creatures. My goal is to bring a depth and a richness to the canvas, so it feels organic and timeless.

Born and raised in the California, I pursue my passions in the visual arts, sunset-chasing, and reggae music. Currently based in Santa Cruz, CA, I have a Bachelor's degree in Design from UCLA.

 

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