Painting is a is a dirty business, and that's exactly why I love it. I've been getting my hands messy with it ever since I was old enough to have my own space to fling paint around. I've always been creative ever since I was little. I wrote poems, short stories, took crayon's to things I found outside in nature that I thought needed extra flair of color. Needless to say I recognized my passion for art at an early age. I am a self-taught artist. I primarily paint with my hands and prefer acrylics, inks, oil pastels and resin. My pieces are usually dramatic in bright vivid colors with a simplicity or a contrasting deep layering technique added with intense variations of hues.
I am very dedicated to my communities and give back accordingly. I support a number of local charities and have held shows to raise funds to support the Dallas Ft.Worth communities. I work closely with clients who allow me to create works specifically for their homes and spaces. My work has been featured in a number of design magazines including D Home, Dallas Home Design, Paper City, several blogs and my work has been on display in a home tour on the television show Designing Texas. You can find my work installed at Jaspers restaurant in Frisco Texas voted by Esquire magazine Best 2003 Restaurant in America”!
The name of my design studio in Dallas is 187 Ink llc. I paint and sell works under this entity along with dabble in design whether it be the occasional t-shirt I make and sell or assist friends in picking up a few pieces of art or display pieces for their homes. I love, art, fashion, design and cars. I am a local Dallas artist. Also, an advocate of Uptown, Turtle Creek, Oak Lawn, Bishop Arts and Oak Cliff artists. I have works on rotation and display to be scheduled by appointments only at the Rathbun House in Preston Hollow and a few design showrooms around the design district. I also have works being displayed at the Classic Pilates Studio in Turtle Creek. My inspiration comes from life relationships, successes and challenges. I am currently part of a collective of 5 other talented artists who display their works at the Rathbun House and Restaurants. I also spend time throughout the year creating commissioned pieces for clients in the Dallas area. Additionally, I work full time selling Porsche's at Park Place.... which I absolutely love. I get to do two things I really enjoy.. painting and selling Porsche's.