Growing up in a rural part of Sonoma County, I was enamored by the natural world and all of the delicate balances constantly at play. The observations I made from nature have shaped how I see the world and interact as a person, a two- legged as the Natives aptly prefer, and have given me the creative catalysts I desire as an artist. Before either the photo realistic pencil drawings or watercolor paintings (or any work for that matter), I always tap into the subtle and work my way out, like the ripple effect, until the whole piece becomes a balanced organism unto itself. My goal is not to force anything but to adapt and allow for the truth to reveal itself and to stream pure creativity onto the canvas.
When not in the studio I can be found out on the water flexing another creative skill, surfing...
I gravitated to pencils because of their hyper-real effect and forgiving nature. They are my default and most truthful creative outlet.
In order to remain a balanced artist, I use the fluidity of watercolors to breakup the staccato effect pencil work can often have. My pieces are unlike traditional watercolors due to the higher amount of paint used, allowing for bright and vivid conclusions.
INSPIRED BY NATURE. DRIVEN BY SPIRIT.