Try, Try Again

Art should keep us continually learning. We must push beyond what we know in order to exceed what we thought was possible. On a hunch, you push your art in a direction you hadn’t anticipated, to the point it surpasses your own skill. From there, you must draw...

Beneath the Surface

I have been using unorthodox texture in my paintings for a long time now. What began with rocks from my school’s parking lot tossed across my canvas transformed into a whole world of paintings littered with pine needles, bobby pins, and coffee grounds. I...

The Sidewalks

Most of the textures created on my canvases come from observing the sidewalk. I remember as a kid taking barefoot walks around the block in Laguna Niguel. The warm asphalt gave under each step in the hot sun. The sidewalks there were smooth and even, but I still...