I started my formal arts education as a teen, attending the W. E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Texas, I moved to San Francisco, to study art at the San Francisco Art Institute (BFA 1992). At SFAI, I studied with Carlos Villa, Julius Hatofsky, and Lawrence Jordan and co-directed student shows at the Diego Rivera Gallery. I was attracted by the arts culture and fell in love with California and the ease of accessing forests, mountains and coastline. Enjoying the outdoors in the SF Bay inspires my creative process. I love how the bay reflects the light, and how time and the elements create change. This is very apparent along the coastline, which is constantly changing on a daily basis. I enjoy exploring the movement in the stillness, the interplay between the figurative and the abstract, being immersed and swimming in color. Art is a universal language and bridge that connects us, a path to healing and transformation.

I work in the environmental/renewable energy industry, and I enjoy life drawing at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.