artist + Author.
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. The images are gorgeous and 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.
A collection of selected artworks from 2018-2020, and an essay I wrote in France while in lockdown during the pandemic last year. 74 pages with more than two dozen high-quality color images, plus a foreword written by Dean Alan Roberts of the Marchutz School of Fine Arts.
It is written in English, hardcover bound with a matte finish, printed on coated paper. These are custom printed on-demand, and with the "Economy" shipping option take roughly 2 weeks for final delivery.
about the artist.
I’m an American artist of Peruvian/Filipino descent born and raised in Washington, D.C.
While living there I taught in the high school studio art department at Georgetown Day School, worked as a manager and director for the 9:30 Club, 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 mental health benefits that come with it ...while traveling the world and painting, of course.