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My earliest recollection of being interested in art was when I was three years old. My grandfather would bring home rolls of white butcher paper. I would spread the paper across the hardwood floor and draw long sprawling murals of motorcycles using pie dishes for wheels. In elementary school in Whittier, I would sketch the peanuts characters for all of my classmates and give them away.

When I got to middle school things really started to change for me. I was very interested in the movie Star Wars and began to sketch and paint the characters and space machinery from the movie. I was a total Star Wars nerd. I also became very interested in MAGIC. I had an agent representing me and I traveled around Southern California with a bird act. By age 14 I had two agents representing me and I was doing magic for private parties and events.

During my sophomore year of high school I met Mark Bermudez, my art teacher. He completely changed my life. He let me paint in my own studio in the back room with another painter that I completely admired. Mark gave me a book on Robert Rauschenberg. I was absolutely mesmerized by the mixed media possibilities. I went on to study the Masters and the French Impressionists. I was infatuated with Picasso and his body of work. I also realized I was very influenced by the likes of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.

 

Painter
Musician
Business Owner
Mayor of Laguna Beach

Some impressive numbers

25
Paint Brushes
47
Tubes of Paint
342
Birds pulled from a hat
12
Guitars Owned
53
Years of age

 

My Artwork

Meet My Canvas

Driftwood
Xs & Os
1000 Steps
Heisler Park
Highway 128 to Anderson Valley
Sparks
Turbulent
Victoria Beach
Everything Has A Beginning
Breathe
Apologetic Roses
Spent
Mr. Blue Sky
Exhilaration
Fortitude
Different World 2
When The Music’s Over
Different World 1
Serenity
Blue 2
Blue
Passionate
Eternity “Purple Rain”

Events

Join Me

FRIDAY, JUNE 30 – SUNDAY, SEPT. 3, 2017 – Booth 419

See me in the Laguna Beach Art Patron – Pg. 95

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