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I was born and raised in Los Angeles but now live and work in San Francisco.
Art is my passion; it is a way of showing what I believe is beautiful and fascinating.
Most of my work is non-representational due to my attraction to color, shape,
form and texture. The textured walls, graffiti, and posters of the urban streets
of San Francisco where I walk everyday have been a large influence on my
own painting style.
I start off walking around San Francisco taking pictures, and discovering new
surfaces that I later develop into artwork. I am able to play with composition
because I tend to zoom in and crop what I find most interesting in the pictures.
Once I have an idea I mak e a small study of the photograph, which will then be
used for the larger work.
The majority of my work is on canvas, and the sizes vary from medium size to
larger pieces. I enjoy working on larger mixed media paintings because they
allow me to take images of urban streets and enlarge them to the point of
abstraction. I strive to create richly textured surfaces using a variety of materials
such as oil paint, acrylic, pumice, joint compound, paper, liquin, galkyd and
spray paint. In this way, the urban textures are translated into the painting surfaces.
Ultimately, my passion is to communicate how one person’s trash is another