My artistic passion for painting started when I was in my first year at college. I was always going to major in art (drawing at the time), but paint seemed so intimidating to me. I took a summer painting class and fell in love with the lush way of oil paints.... The movement and colors. Things became pretty clear to me after that. I knew this would be my passion and my lifelong career. I got my undergraduate degree at Texas State in both Painting and Photography. Right after that I moved to California to pursue a Masters Degree in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. As soon as I graduated I came back to Houston, Texas were I now live and work as a full time artist.