As a native of Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. (b.1975), I grew up submerged in Arizona's wondrous landscape, the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The influence of that desert's color and vastness, combined with my early travels around the world, helped me understand that I innately visualize my surroundings, natural or man-made, in terms of shapes, colors and compositions. No matter where in the world I travel or live, that vast desert landscape—in which I feel most connected—lives large inside me, coloring my creations and beckoning me to return.
My creative process is an antidote to my tendency to overthink (almost everything), as I am forced to be present in the moment, favoring what feels right in that instant, instead of insisting on my preconceived images / ideas. A painting's magic usually only shines when I follow “mistakes” and “tangents,” using them to navigate the unknown territory of a work in progress.
My experimentation with paint and texture frequently results in paintings with numerous layers. Most of my archival inkjet prints are born from my paintings, though none of them are reproductions of my paintings. My short fictions are infused with my print imagery, designed especially for each story.
My hope is that some of my creations fill your everyday life with beauty and joy.