BIO

I was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1973 and moved to the U.S. with my family in 1977. I spent most of my years growing up in Miami FL and I am now living in Oakland, CA. Art has been apart of my life from as far back as I can remember. My father was my first artistic influence and from a very young age i would assist him in various creative projects. As with most members of my family he was also a storyteller. I loved listening to his stories of the old country in Jamaica while we worked. He also taught me a lot about ancient societies, science, and history. My childhood home was filled with paintings, sculptures, and artifacts of many different cultures from around the world. These works ,along with my love of sci-fi and fantasy art inspired a lot of my early creativity. Eventually I began working on my own projects and started creating my own stories. Pencil and paper were my medium of choice in those days. I was also really into graffiti during my early years and I soon moved into more colorful pieces using markers and pens. Around this time I graduated high school just barely passing art class. For me drawing still life’s was torturous and I had no interest in most of my art assignments. I decided not to pursue art school at a higher level, but I kept on with my drawings. In 1994 I picked up a paint brush for the first time and began painting in acrylics. This opened up a whole new world that I’ve been exploring ever since. In 1998 I had my first art show in Miami. In 2004 I moved to the Bay Area to pursue my art further. Today my studio is located in Oakland, Ca.