Photo by Diane Grinley

Photo by Diane Grinley

I was born and raised as a desert dweller (where purple mountain majesties really do exist), in the great state of New Mexico and have since made my way to Los Angeles, California. The University of Southern California drew me to LA where I studied and received my B.A. in Fine Arts, with emphases in graphic design and ceramics. The great weather, beaches, mountains, art scene, and good sushi have made LA a great home. I have also had the opportunity to hone my artistic skills abroad; I studied in Cortona, Italy during college, and several years later I earned a scholarship to study ceramics for 6-months at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. Both of these experiences continue to influence my graphic design and artistic endeavors.

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