Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2004 with a B.F.A. in Illustration, specializing in Sci-fi/Fantasy art and figurative fine art. I began professionally coaching artists and leading workshops in 2005. I was offered a costume/lingerie design job in 2007 at Leg Avenue Inc., Rowland Heights, CA. During that time I finally decided what I really wanted to do as a fine artist and began my steampunk and gothic pin-up/portraits series of oil paintings.
Two and a half years later I took a lead design position to innovate the "sexy" costume line at California Costume Collections, Los Angeles, CA.
Currently I live outside of Portland, OR, freelance as a costume designer, and continue to paint steampunk pin-ups and portraits for display at art galleries and conventions.
Print preference: Luster
Favourite genre of music: all kinds of rock
Favourite style of art: Slightly stylised realism
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favorite cartoon characters: Dr. Girlfriend and the Monarch (Venture Bros.)