A Breif Autobiography
I was born in Galveston, Texas on October 7, 1973 to an Irish American mother and a Mexican American father. Our family pulled ourselves out of poverty in the Gulf Coast refinery town of Texas City. I was raised in the shadow of The Vietnam War, break dancing, and the rise of arcade games. Sadly I never learned to properly moonwalk.
Cartoons, album covers, and comic books were among my first artistic influences. Jack Kirby, Bernie Washington, and Frank Frazetta were some of the first artists I came to admire. I loved how they created entire universes with their work. That is what I wanted to do with my work, create other worlds that the viewers could escape to. I began reading, on a college level, very early and began to absorb all the books I could get my chubby little hands on. I loved the fantastical, I loved the macabre, I loved the romanticism of epic literature. this only fueled my imagination. Literature continues to influence me in all aspects of my life.
I have been working in the arts my entire life. My skills in art aren't limited to just painting. I am also a writer, a game designer, and an actor. I believe all these skills are a an integral part of my artwork. My ability to define and create images and emotions from the page, to the stage, to the canvas are a culmination of my various abilities in artistic expression. Over the years I have had original plays produced, performed in professional theaters, and painted countless commissions.
Most recently, I have been focusing on visual art for the last couple of years and since then my work has been featured in illustrated stories, comic books, and in stage productions. I have always said, of all the arts I excel in, painting is the skill I am best at. I am always seeking new and fun ways to challenge myself artistically. I look forward to what the future holds in store.
Thank you for reading.