|OCCUPATION:||Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media|
|BIRTHDAY:||Aug 18, 1968|
|BIO:||I am an artist. I just moved to the Santa Clarita Valley from the Antelope Valley, where I was and still am heavily involved in the art community. I am a judge for the children's art at the AV Fair, and I am on the Board of Directors at the Lakes and Valleys Art Guild.
I live in Valencia now. I am married and have three children, Jack, Samantha and Ian, who are the light of my life! Everything I do in life, I do for them.
As an artist, there have been many obstacles for me to deal with during my journey, as an artist, and as an individual. I, however, look to these obstacles as circumstances that influence my artwork. I have learned how to slow down, to look at beauty in all its many details, to appreciate the texture of a blade of grass, or the bark of a tree, or the color variations in a lizard’s skin. I notice the vibrancy of wildflowers, or nuances of light reflected off an animal’s fur. Life’s demands have forced me to extract as much as possible, the visual stimuli all around me, which others may pass by.
I strive to capture the subtle transitions of colors, the uneven textures and the irregularities in the colors and shapes that make my subject matter unique. I like to exaggerate a particular color and make it that much more striking. I find beauty in the most unusual places and I like to share that perspective with others through my paintings.
In the end, I am seeking depth and passion. This is what my art affords me, and hopefully, the viewer of my work can experience the depth and passion I strive for.
My past shows have included the James Gray Gallery at the Bergamot Art Station in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, Anne Marie Sculpture Gardens in Maine, throughout the Antelope Valley, and I regularly make an appearance at the San Diego Artwalk in Little Italy in April.