I grew up in the Bay Area, back when apricot trees outnumbered techies. When I was little, I was often sitting at the kitchen table, surrounded by crayons, pens, pastels - anything my mother, who was an artist herself, threw at me to keep me quiet and entertained.
I moved to San Francisco in 2003 with the goal of becoming an artist. It has been a meandering path full of weird and wonderful people, bad jobs, music (I also write songs, most of them sad), and lots of wine. And lots of drawing and painting.
My main obsession is the city I live in, San Francisco. Much of my work is centered around my neighborhood, the Richmond District. I'm inspired by colorful old houses, the moody shoreline, seagulls and ravens, and dark, foggy days in the middle of July.