Growing in San Diego, I was always creating; mostly in the form of drawing and coloring. It wasn't until a summer art camp at the San Diego Museum of Art that I discovered Acrylic painting and was influenced by Impressionism. Ever since that summer I spent my free time painting and looking to take more art classes in school.
Even though I love painting and arts, I didn't know how I could make a career out of it when I was younger, and I was encouraged to look at other fields for college majors that included a creative process instead. I decided to pursue a degree in Interior Design for my Bachelors Degree. I felt it combined the theories and practices of creativity while also having a real life application that would have an impact on our society. While attending university, I was exposed to a whole new world of design, from furniture to textile to surface pattern. I realized the application of art on design was endless.
Today, I work as a commercial interior designer, but have created a side business dedicated to my own creative work. While at times it is hard to balance both endeavors, I am working to combine my two passions together.