I was brought up in the bay
area and was lucky to have many artists around me to support my interest
in the arts. Although I started with oil paints, I have formed a preference
towards soft pastels and color pencils. I thoroughly enjoy drawing portraits
and figures and have learned a lot in that area. I still have so much
growing to do as an artist and I continue to experiment with my subjects.
Finding time for painting is often difficult with school and studies,
but the decision to continue despite other responsibilities has definitely