Artist, Photographer, and Musician in Jacksonville, Florida
Ever since I was a child I have been gifted with creativity. My gifts have varied manifestations, Firstly by drawing what I perceive from different perspectives. I was told that as a child I had the ability to draw an accurate detailed likeness of someone by studying their features and drawing them upside down. I search for beauty in the world around me for inspiration. Beauty can be found in the strangest places.
I also possess the ability to sing on key and the ability to find the harmony to any tune. I was lucky that the various Elementary school's in California I attended had a great Art & Music programs. We learned about all the master Artists. I participated in many plays by Singing & Acting.
Soon my creativity expanded from drawing and crafting to painting. My favorite paint medium has been Watercolor. My senior year of high school I took an elective course "Independent Study of Art" I was encouraged to explore different mediums, pencil, ink, watercolor, charcoal, and paint. I explored color theory, shading, and perspective. Later I became interested in sewing other DIY crafts.
Meanwhile, I participated in My high school's competing Choral Quintessence Group as an Alto. My music teacher inspired us to dig deep into musical history from different cultures and eras.
My favorite way to express my creativity is through Illustration. The most convenient way I express my creativity is through photographs. The photographs I take are like a photo journal and some serve as inspiration for future drawings and paintings.
I currently participate in the local music scene exploring free improvisation, experimental and noise music as one half of Tomokies Cup.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Multimedia Design and Development specializing in Web Design in and Development, Spring of 2014. I studied method's in which to design, illustrate, manage, and produce visual communications by mastering key software applications fundamental design principles, web content management, and graphics animation.
I enjoy the design process of creating Art using Pencil, Paint or Ink first. Then scanning the creation to be refined with computer programs from the Adobe CS creative suite like Illustrator. I like to take Photographs and edit them with Photoshop.
My 10+ years of customer service experience has helped me become a great communicator and problem solver. All the traveling I have done has helped make me adaptable to new people and new situations.