I was born in Arkansas, December 1981, and grew up in California, which for my parents the move feed into their American dream of being a part of the booming aircraft industry and economic security. As a child I always wanted to see more, look more, and draw more. My main actives were playing sports, playing with Lego’s, drawing, or just watching everything around me. I was somewhat of a sponge in my environment. I have always been a big time people watcher, and a very good listener. I enjoy observing the way everyone interacts with the world in his or her own unique way. As a child, I drew portraits of people I encountered in my day-to-day life. Cartoons, comic books, and caricatures were some of my first artistic inspiration. I spent many of my summers after school was out on road trips to Las Vegas, Laughlin, Big Bear, Silver Lake, Salton Sea and Palm Springs. The final destination was almost always Lee's Ridge, Arkansas, which provided abundance for my eyes to see and my body to experience. In the rural south in which my family and I are from, I got to experience nature on an epic scale. I was able to swim in rivers and lakes, fish, hunt, cut down trees, cleared fields, get bite by insects and most importantly be surrounded by family. So most of my art is dealing with human interaction with nature.
Nature has always been a huge influence on me. From looking to the ground at insects, turtles, snakes and rocks to the clouds with its birds, trees and constant change. Comprehending the world around has always been of the utmost importance. I have always had a love affair with birds, so my new series of paintings and sculpture uses them as a tool of understanding. My latest body of work is entitled "Ornithology” which is the study of birds is a series of works that is dealing with what is not seen in people on the surface and the language used to describe them. I want this work to tell a story about the human body and soul with birds as a vehicle of understanding. The ability to fly has away being a dream of human being and my art questions that idea. I hope some of this work helps people mentally fly because humans do not have wings.