|My paintings and drawings are deeply personal and represent streams of thought based on personal
experiences and the individuals who have influenced my life. I paint realistically, but not necessarily
My flaws represent the idiosyncrasies of my personal vision. I characterize my approach as magical
surreal. Symbolic tableaus weave into non-linear narratives. They are backdrops of colliding realities:
my past, present, and imagined experiences.
I was raised in a working-class household of immigrant parents. My mother was a seamstress and my
father, a welder/ ironworker. They both relied on the mastery of their skills to put food on the table. The
exposure to their labor carried over into my psyche.