Newly completed work | November 2016

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View "Underpass No. 01"
20w x 10h x .675d inches.
acrylic mixed mediums / newsprint /
satin varnish on masonite

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View "Red White Domino No. 1"
20 x 10 x 2.25 in.
Acrylic and Lacquer on wood

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View "En Medio de Anos Nueve"
The 2nd of 3 train car door interpretations.

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Sundown in the Paris of the prairies
wheat kings have all their treasures buried
And all you hear are the rusty breezes
pushing around the weather vane Jesus

In his zippo lighter, he sees the killer's face
maybe it's someone standing in a killer's place
twenty years for nothing, well that's Nothing new, besides,
no one's interested in something you didn't do

Wheat kings and pretty things,
let's just see what the morning brings

There's a dreamy dreams where the high school is dead and stark
it's a museum and we're all locked up in it after dark
where the walls Are lined all yellow, grey and sinister
hung with pictures of our parents' prime ministers

Wheat kings and pretty things
Wait and see what tomorrow brings

Late breaking story on the CBC,
a nation whispers, "We always knew that he'd go free"
they add, "you can't be fond of living in the past,
'cause if you are then there's no way that you're gonna last"

Wheat kings and pretty things
Let's just see what tomorrow brings
Wheat kings and pretty things
Oh, that's what tomorrow brings

Tragically Hip - Wheat Kings

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Old signage, weathered and painted over with graffiti — faded colors against brick and cement walls — rusted fences and doors...

The urban landscape and deterioration of my neighborhood in the Arlington Heights District of Los Angeles is a direct influence to my work.

My style combines muted, complementary colors with texture and typography. I use water-based mixed media on canvas and wood. The painting process is normally achieved by staining, scratching, ripping and sanding the surface. The ability to expose underlying layers is what I find most challenging and rewarding.

Studied graphic design and advertising design at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. During college I began working in design studios and printing companies. My professional career in painting and photography began in 1995 at The Art Explosion in San Francisco.

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