I was born in La Jolla, California and have lived in California
my whole life. I first started drawing when I was 4 years old
and haven't stopped. In 1994, I recieved a Bachelor's degree in
Visual Art, Studio Emphasis, at the University of California,
at San Diego (UCSD), Warren College, taking a variety of studio
art classes, including: sculpture, drawing, painting, animation,
as well as art history and art theory. Minors were in Scientific
Perspectives and Sociology. To further my study of art, I did
an internship at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. I
did a second internship at a non-profit art organization called
Sushi, a visual and performing arts gallery. Getting involved
in student organizations and illustrating for several student
newspapers completed the picture. The combination of academic
and extracurricular activities brought together the liberal arts
education of my dreams.
In the Beginning
I started out in portraiture before ever venturing into caricature.
My style of drawing caricatures is a blend of straight portraiture
and goofy caricature. The emphasis I have chosen in this art form
is being an entertainer. I specialize in drawing live caricatures
and bringing smiles. I love to talk & draw...
I draw for special events throughout San Diego County and have
been drawing professionally since 1986. I am personable and enjoy
this work! Every event is a unique situation and every face presents
new challeges. Although I have been drawing for many years, my
artwork is continuing to evolve and grow. Caricature is an endlessly
fascinating form of expression. I find inspiration studying the
masters in the tradition of drawing and caricature, continuing
to find challenges for myself and opportunities to grow as an
artist. For a drawing workout, I take drawing classes throughout
the year working from live models, including: portaiture, quick
sketch boot camp, and life drawing. My favorite instructor is
Ken Goldman from the Athenaeum in La Jolla, California.