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I am a painter and printmaker here on the North Shore of Oahu. I have graduated from the University of Hawaii with my Bachelors in Fine arts with an emphasis in printmaking. The ocean has always been my inspiration. My most favourite things to do are either go longboarding or make art that reflects my love for waves, the island, and the sea.
While I was going to college, I was a diver for a large two story aquarium in Waikiki, I would go in there early in the morning before class and scrub algae off the class and feed all the marine life in the tank, which included rays, sharks, eels, and many tropical fish. After I graduated from UH, I felt the need to get out of the city and move to the North Shore where I have set up my own studio and work out of my house here in Haleiwa.
I have also been a divemaster and captain for a dive boat on the North Shore too. By following my passion, I am now a full time artist and work with acrylics on canvas and silkscreen prints. Soon I will also be making t-shirts.
I am originally from Southern California, but have been living in Hawaii now for 7 years. This island is my home now and I am so fortunate to live on such a beautiful island.
My art is on display at many surf shops and boutiques on the North and South Shore of Oahu. I am also featured in the Wyland Gallery in Haleiwa. I have had an article about my work in Free Surf magazine, and you can also see some of my art in Longboard magazine.
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