“Art for me is necessary, striving to express clearly and colorfully what is important, what I love, and what pulls at my heart.”
As an oil painter for the last 12 years, it has been a experience of growth and achievement for me. I was taught Russian Impressionism style painting under the guidance of Randy Blasquez, who has made the greatest influence on my art. Taking a workshop from artist, Ovanes Berberian, further spurred my interest to move toward this style of painting.
Living in New Mexico for a decade really helped develop my greater appreciation for art. New Mexico had a largely diverse culture of artists as the “land of Enchantment”. Now living in the Northern California community, I have come across many artists that have also inspired me to continue my oil painting.