I am an artist not by choice but by a way of life. I create to live and I live to create.
I was born on January 17, 1973 in Montebello, California; no one prepared my parents for my
potential creativity. As a child, I would lose myself within my imagination, with a sheet of
paper and a pencil I was invincible. The magnificence of my wayward mind would keep me
content for hours; try it you'll like it.
In 1992, I had decided to become a professional artist. Began to fine tune my skills by
practicing and studying the greatest artists by examining their brush strokes. I used oils
and acrylics but found that acrylics worked to my advantage with its quick drying ability.
In 1998, I started painting series in which I wasn't accustomed to, it was a great
realization for me that a similar topic in pieces makes all paintings within that series a
more powerful puzzle.
In 2000, I began displaying my artwork at random sites hoping to get noticed but I needed
to find my way into art galleries. Eventually, I had networked with other artists and I
began showing my work in group exhibits in 2004. Here is a list of galleries I had shown at:
The Hear Gallery- Echo Park, CA
Transistor Night Club- Little Tokyo, CA
5ifty Bucks Gallery- Pomona, CA
Needles and Pins Records- Pomona, CA
Glass House Records- Pomona, CA
Gallery at the end of the world- Altadena, CA
Abbot's Habit- West Hollywood, CA
Bonhams & Butterfield- West Hollywood, CA
I am planning to do more exhibits in other cities such as New York, San Francisco, Chicago,
Seattle, Las Vegas, Dallas, and many more.
The artists that I admire are Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Mark Ryden, H.R. Giger, Anatole
Krasnyansky, Vincent Van Gogh, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn,
Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, etc.
Although, I am an artist I inspiration can be ignited by other brilliant minds like Jack
Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Kurt Vonnegut, Gregory Corso, Michael McClure,
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Oscar Wylde, Thomas Harris, Thomas Wolfe, and many more.