Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts
I am a mixed media artist from Ventura, California. After years of trying different mediums, I am the most creative using a variety of material in my process. I use acrylics, watercolors, papers, inks, charcoals, pastels, small hardware, wood, glass and pretty much anything else I find interesting!
I typically do not create a piece of art about one specific subject. The materials in front of me often inspire my subject matter. Other times I am influenced by nature, animals, music, movies, people or just everyday life. Much of my work is abstract, colorful and tends to range from a simple watercolor to a more complex mixed media piece.
My love of art started at a very young age. I can't remember a time that I wasn't doing something creative, but in a very private way. My art was something I shared with only a few family members and friends. In 2007, I first showed my work in public. That year I won the Ventura College Award of Excellence, first place, in the mixed media category. It was the first time that I showed in a juried exhibition! In 2011, I won first place in a show at the Atrium Gallery for a mixed media piece entitled “Bound by Fear.” In addition, I have shown my work at events in conjunction with the Museum of Ventura County, Red Brick Gallery, Stoneworks Gallery and Ventura Artists Union. I have participated in several street fairs like Art Walk and Paint Ventura.
In January 2015, I started an art blog: ymf13.tumblr.com. I've challenged myself to create art every single day for a year: “365 Days Project.”