"I’ve been making art as long as I can remember. I was fortunate to have a mother who was a potter and a sibling who is also an artist, so I grew up in a creative, encouraging environment.
I was born in San Francisco and soon after my family moved to Los Angeles. I remember the light in LA and the saturated color especially.
I went to art school in New York and was exposed to some great artists and their ideas. It was a wonderful experience to be a young artist learning from older generations.
My development was deliberate since I felt I had to paint my way through problems. It was necessary to paint or draw it and see it in the world before I could move on. I’m glad that was the case although it took years..."