I've been creative throughout my whole life, whether it was decorating my class projects or drawing on classmate‘s shoes. I was that kid in class that had all the colorful gel pens and doodled all day, or when we went on family vacations, I would always have my sketch book on me! My grandma was an amazing oil painter. She was mainly inspired by landscape, specifically the ocean. My creativity is inspired by and dedicated to my grandma.
Art has always been a hobby and I never took it seriously. I graduated at Sacramento State with an Art Degree where I built friendships with phenomenal and creative classmates and professors.
Although I learned more about myself as an artist throughout college, I still didn't see it at a business or career by any means.
During the pandemic in 2020 is where I found my passion. I found time, hours, and days to let my creative mind expand. I took 3 months off work and painted for 6-8 hours everyday in my parent's garage and ever since then, I haven't stopped painting.
The biggest challenge I'm always facing as an artist is, figuring out "what's next". Sitting in my living room painting orders and customs is nice, but I thrive the most when my art changes lives. Art has given me so many opportunities explore different avenue with others such as, hosting art shows, connecting with other artists, bringing community together, inspiring the youth, teaching art classes, and partnering with local businesses. It's been exhilarating to witness how powerful art can be within a community and inspire those around it. Therefore, I'm always thinking about the next step to inspire others through my art. I find most of my passion through my peers discovering their creative side, so if my art has the power to do just that, I want to keep discovering what I can do next.