I was born and raised in Hollywood,California. I am a self-taught artist and
have been drawing and painting as far as I can remember. At a young age
won award-winning posters for advertising in store windows. After that, I
was asked to draw posters for students running for class officers through out
my school years.
Later, in efforts to enhance my skills, I enrolled in numerous classes in the
Los Angeles area. I spent several years taking classes at top Institutions
such as UCLA Extension, Academy of Arts College, Art Center Saturdays,
and the Los Angeles City College Art Department. I am also a skilled print-
maker where I have exhibited my zinc-plate etchings for several years in Art
Showsin and around the Los Angeles areas which also included the Beverly
Hills Art Affaire in the Garden, and the Westwood Art Shows.
Over these years,won various awards for my etchings.
In recent years I have been using oil paints to paint abstracts, I have won fourconsecutive years in local art shows for my abstracts. Such awards includedBest of Show at the Tallest Art Show in Los Angeles and is now in LACMA’s Archives, andwon 3rd place in the 2002 Thousands Oaks Open Juried Exhibition.
I am currently working primarily with oil paints, creating art work whichreflects a surreal style. These are stylized visions of figures within figures inscenes with objects that relate to the overall theme. I attempt to produceimages from my mind into the real or imaginary, which are ultimately theexpression of feelings and emotions. Mymost successful paintings will draw the viewer into a time and place and have a feeling is shared between us.
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