When people ask me how long I have been drawing for, I have a hard time pin pointing it. But as far back as I can remember, I have always had paper and drawing instruments in my hand. I can remember my father and mother supporting it, but never quite knowing how to give advice. I am unsure as to how I ended up being such a visual artist, considering everyone else in my family is not, how would you say it.... artistically inclined.
At any rate, I can tell you I started struggling with my grades in school from an early age, because I was always more interested in doing art than I was in school work. Of course there were still subjects that captured my interest, but who wants to do home work when you can be creating art. I started testing the waters with painting when I was in jr. high with acrylics, and found it to be a new and challenging medium to work with. Luckily enough I did have the support of my parents, and the knowledge from a really great art teacher. I continued to test the waters in sculpture, multimedia, collage, and a great deal of mediums. This was around the time, when my father passed on, this was a difficult and emotionally temultuous time for me. I found myself withdrawing more and more from social circles and holing up in my room and using art as a way to express myself and the emotions I was experiencing. My father was always proud of my art, and I can only hope that he would be just as impressed with my progress as the rest of my family and friends have been.
Recently, I have been working intensly with oil painting, and recently had some of my work featured in part of the gallery stroll. I have been tattooing proffesionally, for close to two and a half years now. I love every day that I get to participate in this awesome industry and art form, and consider it to be an honor for people to wear my art. I love the interactions that my career affords me, and can't wait to see what happens next, more than that, every day is another day and another oportunity to improve my craft.