I'm a Ventura-based artist focused on art that motivates others and brings light to positive change. My goal as an artist is to raise awareness on issues such as Gender Equality, Women Empowerment, Black Lives Matter, and Self Love. I strongly believe that art makes the world a better place and has the power to change lives.
At the age of eleven, I saw a Coca-Cola commercial featuring an animated polar bear and I was blown away. From that day on, anytime I was asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, I would quickly reply, “A graphic artist!” At the time, I had no idea what that entailed. I knew that I loved art and that if I could become a working artist, I was all for it. I ultimately graduated from the Art Institute of California-San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in Multimedia and Web Design.
After college, I dove into a career as a professional web developer/designer and enjoyed a good sixteen year run. Throughout this time, I considered painting a hobby and never imagined I could earn enough as a full-time artist to cover my expenses. I was great at building websites, but it wasn't my true passion. What was missing was the joy and satisfaction that come from creating my own works of art.
The events of 2020 proved to be a true eyeopener for me. I realized life is short and that there was no better time than the present to fulfill my lifelong ambition. With some trepidation, I quit my high-paying tech job and joined the army of fearless artists. I'm proud to say that making the plunge to become a full-time artist was one of the best decisions I've ever made! I was surprised to learn how many opportunities would come my way once I decided to face the challenge.
As an artist, I love what I do and learn something new every day. I'm constantly pushing my own boundaries with different creative outlets. I've always been enamored with street art, so creating art and murals is a dream come true. Murals are one of my favorite art forms as they have a significant public presence and can be admired by everyday people.
I love taking pictures everywhere I go, especially when I'm out on hikes and enjoying nature. I frequently visit art walks and art galleries to soak in all the amazing talent. Talking to other artists about their techniques motivates me to try new things and stay challenged. My environment plays a huge role in all of my art.