I am an LA native. I have had an active art practice since 1991. My work has been seen as expressionism, social realism, historical painting, and surreal figuration. The backgrounds are often detailed dreamlike visuals, images within images juxtaposed with patterns. I am a narrative painter, an addicted sketcher of people and life as I see it. I define the everyday, diversity, hope and the inclusion of others. It is my wish to inspire others to connect with me and themselves and to understand we are not alone.