I have been a working artist for 18 years. My art career began after graduating high school. After high school, I went to Cal Poly Pomona to pursue a degree in electrical engineering but after my first year of college I changed my mind and transferred to Fullerton College. After taking a black and white film photography course, I fell in love with the process and seeing the images slowly appear in the chemicals under that mysterious red light.
Once I realized that I wanted to spend my life creating art with my hands, I decided to go down the art education route. I thought it would be the perfect job for myself, teaching and making art, two skills that I thought I would be good at.
In 2006 I graduated Cal State Fullerton with a B.A. in Art Education, in 2007 I received my teaching credential. My first teaching position was in La Palma, Ca teaching photography. I did that for six years before transferring to another school and started teaching ceramics. I feel in love with clay even more thank taking photographs and have dived head first into pursuing this artistic interest.
Working with clay I like to take my love photography and graphics and incorporate that with functional pottery. In the past two years I have developed a body of work that I call art walls. This body of work is inspired by my love of punk rock, gritty surfaces, horror / monster movies, the 80's and bright colors.