I have always been interested in the creative arts, such as advertising, graphic design and the fine arts. I started working at a very early age in a sign painting shop, developing my artistic talent and creative skills. I developed the skills for hand lettering signs and billboards, and I painted various illustrative – styled murals. I have painted in oils, gouache, water colors and acrylics, and I like to paint realistic subject matters either from live models or photo references. I feel most comfortable painting and drawing the human forms more so than abstract or arbitrary images. I enjoy the challenge of oil painting, painting various realistic themes and western subject matter as I experience the western outdoor imagery and lifestyles. I am a distinguished alumnus from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and I have been recognized with numerous graphic design and fine arts awards.