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Art with a Sense of Adventure

Torn between grit and glitter (sometimes literally), my urban-inspired paintings combine color with texture to create complex layers that spark the imagination. I use a passion for exploring city streets and abandoned buildings for inspiration, so I often emulate distinctive traits like rust and peeling paint. Balanced by pops of sublime color, these contrasting details work together to find common ground and tell our unique stories of everyday life by layering acrylic paint, paper and other found materials to add qualities that feel unfiltered and authentic.

Bio

Painting is my first love. I took the long scenic route to get back to my passion and over the years I worked in graphic design and photojournalism, both of which have significantly influenced my art. Inspired by abstract artists like Robert Rauschenberg and Helen Frankenthaler, and Richard Diebenkorn, I use mixed media to create abstract paintings that combine materials like acrylic paint and paper, color, and texture to spark the imagination, challenge conventional ideas of beauty and connect people through art.

Currently based in the Palm Springs area, you'll find me cruising the streets on a sporty blue bike. I have been a featured artist in CB2 stores and I show in various venues throughout California, including SFMOMA Artist Gallery at Fort Mason and the Palm Springs Art Museum.