I was born of two hippies in the 70’s and was encouraged throughout my childhood to draw and be artistic. Influenced by sci-fi, fantasy, and comic books, I’ve been creating original work for as long as I can remember
During the 80’s I became very influenced by heavy metal, gothic/industrial and punk rock music. I was that kid that was constantly drawing the logos all over my books and painting band logos on my friends and my own clothing.
The 90’s took me on a detour, battling drugs and alcohol (which would appear later in my work), while continuing to do art on the side, but never really completing anything significant.
It wasn’t till the 2000’s when I became sober and embraced family life that I experienced a clear vision for what I wanted to do and dedicated my time to fine art, specifically Oil painting.
I live in Sacramento CA and find influence and inspiration from the likes of Salvador Dali, Egon Schiele, H.R. Giger, and Alex Grey painting social/political surrealistic scenes drawing from my personal life experiences.
In 2015 I obtained a certificate of illustration at American River College, Sacramento CA.