I was born at the White Memorial Hospital in 1959, Los Angels, CA. I grew up in South San Gabriel which was weird because nobody knew where “North San Gabriel” was. I grew up watching my mother oil paint and knew that that is what I wanted to do….. well that and play with my Hot Wheels. So that is what I do. I paint and collect toys. While the majority of my life was spent in California I also lived in various states and countries such as Arizona, Utah, England and now Idaho. I have six children, five girls and one boy. They have given me twelve grandchildren!
I started out working for a company called Wild West Designs doing monumental work and architectural bronze work from 94-96. I then started my studio, Tierra Bronze, doing architectural bronze work, custom made ceramic tile back splashes, hotel lobby floors and single field tile. In that time I had the opportunity to work with award winning designers and architects, such as: Naomi Leff, Robert A.M. Stern and Paula Berg from 93-03. My work can be seen across the United States from Mexico to Wyoming and as far East as New York. I also taught at the Utah Valley State College in 99 teaching drawing, figure drawing, watercolor and understanding materials. I have had the opportunity to come full circle back to my first passion, drawing and painting.
I don’t attempt to explain my work, it can have more than one meaning. I leave it to the viewer to go away with what ever the images mean to them. I very rarely have an agenda or wish to pull the viewer to any opinion or belief of mine. I just hope that there is a reaction of some kind, either you hate the work, are inspired by it, or just laugh, So enjoy.