In the 1970's … There were campaign ads on matchbooks and in the newspaper comic section that invited you to draw pirates, fawns, turtles, and other pen-and-ink characters. I remember drawing those and without my parents knowing I mailed my sketches to the address listed. My mother was proud when she found out I was granted an acceptance letter from those 'Art Instruction Schools'. My parents helped push myself to become self-supportive by working at a very young age. My father would get me jobs working on a print press and eventually my dream of being accepted to a fine art school wasn't until after I completed High school when I began working in the design community in San Francisco in my early-twenties and eventually I was granted an undergraduate academic scholarship to study foundry arts. I was so excited I took almost every studio course from painting, glassblowing, metal forming, photography, film and eventually combined those practices majoring in design, being taught by leaders in the industry in fine arts, sculpture and design and have been teaching and building foundation level programs throughout Asia from 2002. I've had opportunities to work as an artist and as a sculptor with design firms and community projects and building theatrical stage sets and displays.
I'm available for local projects as well as potential employment opportunities. Use the form (below) to inquire about rates and availability, or just send an Aloha !