Artist Statement

Appreciation of life is the focus of my work. I am a California native from a large Mexican-Irish family.  My Dia de Los Muertos and El Bodegon water color and oil paintings allow me to explore the themes of my life:  Art, Food, Music, Family and Friends, and an enjoyment of the world around me.  A sense of humor I consider to be essential to a happy life.  I frequently set the locations of my paintings in my home of Santa Cruz, CA. The works shown here are my remembrances of my heritage, and observations of the society I see around me today.

Like the celebrations of Dia de los Muertos, they are playful reminders of the transitory nature of life and the importance of each day.


Santa Cruz CA

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