A deep connection to the natural environment and our vital human relationships are both integral elements to my conceptual approach. Inspirations such as music, travel, culture and the environment are recurring themes in my paintings.

I received a BA in Geography with a minor in Geology from UC Davis in 1997 and a MFA from the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende Mexico in 2005, where I spent four years as a bi-lingual Professor of Painting and Drawing. 

My work has been exhibited in galleries in San Miguel de Allende, Queretaro, Toluca, Mexico and, Point Reyes, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA. World travels and concurrent work as a travel guidebook author and illustrator for Lonely Planet Publications, publishing titles on: México (2006), Hawaii, the Big Island (2005), Indonesia (2003), and Ecuador (2001), have further inspired my work.

I currently teach and work in Oakland, CA and show my paintings locally throughout the Bay Area. My work is held by numerous private collectors in Mexico and the US.