Art with a sense of adventure. Lover of color, modern design and all things rusted and abandoned. Oh, and bikes, I really dig life on two wheels.
Don’t you love the excitement of seeing a place for the first time? Your heart beats faster as you see the faded glory of Old Havana from inside a taxi and you can’t wait to hit the streets to explore. You can remember the first time you wandered around the Mission in San Francisco, lost in the maze of mural-covered alleys. It’s that sense of curiosity and a need for adventure that drive me creatively. And, since the city is my muse, I am constantly on the search for urban visual elements that inspire my work. Often incorporating original images with mixed materials, composition and color, I want to elevate fleeting moments and everyday experiences to emphasize what makes city life so unique. To create my mixed media work, I combine materials like original hand printed images of people and cityscapes with multiple layers of acrylic paint and often paper (or other found materials). The process of layering materials and then removal emulates the effects that inspire me – peeling paint, rust, graffiti, and decay – adding details that help tell our urban stories.