Being a self-taught visual artist from Long Beach, California, my paintings have appeared in various galleries and private collections; one piece in particular for Matt Altman from the hit show Million Dollar Listing. I spend my days rendering many subjects including landscapes and cityscapes, but have a special affinity for portraiture. This body of work focuses on feminine portraiture, consisting of casual acquaintances naturally posed to suit their individual auras. My process begins by wielding oil and acrylic paints, which evolves into: taking a step back, staring, shaping, revaluating, starting over, procrastinating, resuming, and eventually finishing. By balancing the dichotomy between abstract and realism, each model ultimately achieves an authentic yet caricatured portrayal.