Art is a reflection of the soul in moments of inspiration. It is a product of creation that surrounds us on a daily basis. From the sunrises and sunsets, the oceans to the mountains, and from the largest to smallest creatures, we are all specs of color moving across this constantly changing canvas called Earth. It is a perpetual work in progress, but we are slowly moving towards creating a masterpiece.
I began my journey through art at the age of two. Like all kids, I began drawing on my parents walls. Noticing I had a knack for art, my mom bought me art supplies and encouraged me to express myself on paper and not on her walls. Inspired by the great master, Leonardo DaVinci, I spent years practicing and improving my technique. With hard work and determination, and lots of practice, I had taught myself everything I had known. Despite taking constant art classes, I discovered that you are your greatest teacher in life and being passionate about something you love will always make you great, at anything you do!
There have been times in my life I had given up on art, putting off my dreams for years and pursuing other avenues and career paths. But I always find myself coming back to my true passion in life. Thanks to the birth of my daughter, a spark has reignited my passion for creating beautiful works of art once again.
When I create art, I want to be blown away by its beauty, color, and craftsmanship. Since as far back as I can remember, I have had this intense passion to create. It is a drive that is embedded in my soul that transcends all conscious recollection. Every time my brush moves across the canvas, I feel the universe pulse thru my veins. Drawing inspiration from life experiences and the unexplainable images that wander through the intricate and infinite corridors of my mind, compositions form, as my spirit commands my hand to create what it is visually trying to convey. Some of my work may be political, some of it social, but all of it has very personal. Sometimes, I don’t always understand what the universe is trying to convey, therefore, I will leave that up to the audience to decide.
I like to think of life and art as this intense hike to the top of a snow capped mountain. You travel down different paths and trails in pursuit of reaching the top. Some paths may dead end while others are shrouded in mystery. As I continue on this journey, it’s not so much a race to get to the top, but to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you along the way. The higher I climb … the more spectacular the view!