I was born and raised in Austin, Texas along with the majority of my family. I finished my first painting at the age of 14 using acrylics. About 6 years later, I moved on to oils and have been using them since, with a few mixed media pieces in between. I have I often paint in spurts, producing 2 or 3 pieces a month for a few months, then, not painting at all for two or three years. I have been known to do collage work, mosaic tiling, yarn work, carvings and clay sculpture at these times. I continue to produce art not only for my own mental and emotional health, but also in the hopes that I may continue to provoke emotions and ideas in others. Each piece is inspired by real events, people, and experiences, both pleasurable and painful, therefore, I have no regrets. While browsing, Please keep in mind all prices exclude frames. I am, however, happy to include them in the purchase for a small fee.