My love for fashion, advertising and beauty started at a young age. My parents owned a retail store, so I was fascinated with fantasy through how we look and feel by what we wore or the way we smell. On the other end, I was a painter and vigorously studied the way people were altered in the works of Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, and even Warhol. How they captivated a moment and even showed human emotions, or a special time period with color and line. Through my portraits and figurative work, my objective is to portray a reinterpretation of ideal beauty. The GOAL: to create images that makes a viewer stop in their tracks and wonder. Hoping I make people say “I wonder what they are thinking, or are they feeling empowered?” Because art should empower the audience and the sitter.