After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Texas, I moved to San Francisco to study art, painting and film 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 fell in love with California and the ease of accessing outdoor adventures. Enjoying the outdoors in the SF Bay inspires my creative process. I’m interested in how the bay relects the light, and how time and the elements changes things. This is very apparent along the coastline. With the abstract works, I enjoy exploring the movement in the stillness, the interplay between the figurative and the abstract, being immersed and swimming in color.
I work in the environmental/renewable energy industry, and I enjoy life drawing at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.