I wrote a book about my creative process in all its backassward glory. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had writing something.
While stuck inside during the pandemic last year, I wrote about my unorthodox painting techniques to share what is most important to me when I work. Now, I've put it all in a book organized into chapters with each one focusing on a different way I combat my own judgment and ego while painting.
The book features over two dozen high-quality color images of artwork I made while living in France from 2018-2020, plus a foreword written by my mentor, Dean Alan Roberts of the Marchutz School of Fine Arts. It’s really pretty, the images are gorgeous, the writing is candid, fresh, even irreverent at times. It provides inspiration for those with a creative outlet, guidance to anyone hoping to liberate their own unique voice in their work, and an innovative look into non-judgment and self-acceptance.
Buy this book. It helps support the art I make and the work I do on my YouTube Channel, and it belongs on your coffee table or bookshelf.
"...with his art he can inspire others to connect to the world and with themselves."
-- Alan Roberts, Dean of the Marchutz School of Fine Arts
about the artist.
I’m a Peruvian/Filipino-American artist born and raised in Washington, D.C.
While living there I worked as a manager and director for the 9:30 Club, taught in the high school studio art department at Georgetown Day School, and performed locally and regionally as a musician with various groups. I’ve also spent much of my life in Aix-en-Provence, France, where I studied painting and drawing on-and-off since 2009, and earned my M.F.A. degree from the Marchutz School of Fine Arts in 2020.
I aspire to a career of teaching art, creativity, and the mindfulness it can yield...while traveling the world and painting, of course.