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"When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college- that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said "You mean they forget?"-Howard Ikemoto



About me



Artist Statement

I create abstract art to honor the unrelenting energy, rawness, innocence, courage, spontaneity, and joy that I observe in my children when they’re creating art.

My earliest paintings were simply my spontaneous and unfiltered responses to my creative urges. I discovered myself as an artist through an art therapy process which allows full self-expression without any fear of judgment or expectation of the outcome.

While I still highly value this process, I’ve begun to focus more closely on the visual quality of my art as I continue growing in my practice.


The most challenging and satisfying part of my work is the push and pull between an uncurbed emotive expression and a distilled, calculated, and mature performance. Ultimately, my goal as an artist is to inspire others—artists or not—to try their hand at art or other methods of expression without being too hard on themselves.