As a self-taught artist with more than 20 years of experience, I work in a wide variety of mediums, but the passion for drawing and wood carving are my favorites to create one-of-a-kind art pieces. When viewing my portfolio for the first time, one is under the belief that these works presented are the creations of several talented artists. The diverse collections, however, are the efforts of just one. For wood carving specifically, I use a variety of natural colors of woods. Each piece of wood is cut by hand scroll saw, then all of the woods come together carved by hand made tools, sanded and then polished with a glossy spray to bring out the beautiful color of the wood. These pictures are made with carefully selected wood color that matches the mood of the theme, often incorporating oyster, glass, canvas, and charcoal pencil. All of the elements then come together to create a memorable, unique art experience.
In the short amount of time being in Utah, I have participated in the Utah Art Festival, Urban Art Festival, Art of Safe Sex. My art piece was selected to be featured on the Salt Lake Tribune in 2018. In addition, I and have been a judge for high school art competition in SLC county and have been awarded as the “Top Selected Artist” of 2018.
Trying to heal the world by reflecting love, peace, and social issues, the majority of my art pieces are inspired by the music I listen to. The beat, the lyrics, and the emotions I feel from the music I am listening to while I am creating. The creation process is cathartic, allowing my emotions to spill out onto the paper (or any other medium) as a release. I hope my works speak far louder than me.