I am a Los Angeles based artist with a love of visual art, music, and technology. One of my favorite aspects of being a visual artist is the way the process lends itself to experimentation. My work explores new combinations generated from both simple and complex elements. Within my paintings I analyze emotionality as a central theme. As feelings and experiences become reconfigured through critical examination, the viewer is invited to dive into different manifestations of those moments that have left a personal imprint on me. I’ve been told my paintings bring about thoughts of spirituality and soul concepts which I can relate to, as I believe we connect to those realms through art. With influences as diverse as Lucien Freud to Andrew Thomas Huang, I examine new tensions presented from combining both classic materials such as oil paint and new media like augmented reality. My creative process always includes merging of old and new, deep investigation, and the bold space that allows for full abandon. My oil paintings themselves lean toward abstract surrealism, with the addition of augmented reality — in some cases, up to 600 layers of animated frames — the metaphors truly come alive. Each piece is carefully designed to allow the viewer, and myself as the maker, the full spectrum of experience.
I am represented on Artsy by Shockboxx Gallery in Hermosa Beach, California and Cedar Street Galleries in Honolulu, Hawaii. My artwork has been featured by Shockboxx Gallery, Venice Art Crawl, United Colors of LA, Unita Club, Girl Fest Hawaii, Art Share LA, Downtown Art Walk, Cedar Street Galleries, Surfing the Nations, and the El Segundo Artwalk.
In 2017 I founded Night Owl Studio, a non-profit organization that facilitates workshops for the community in several areas of interest including art, tech, and developmental workshops. I also facilitates workshops for the Museum of Latin
American Art in Long Beach California and several nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles.