For me, art is a corporeal experience. Many of my paintings are comprised of broad strokes and bold colors. Much of my work tends to be abstract and I focus on the relationship between the colors in a painting more than the ultimate form the painting will take. I generally do not set out with a preconceived notion of what my paintings will look like. On the contrary, I try to let the canvas guide my hand.
Much of my work has been influenced by the abstract expressionists Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. I have also been influenced by other avant-garde and abstract painters such as Wassily Kandinsky and Sonia and Robert Delauney. Finally, I have found inspiration in the life and art of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
Since my art training in high school I have gone on to complete graduate work in Latin American literature and culture. Thus, I have been largely a self-taught artist since those early years, although I have studied with artists in Spain and Argentina. This has challenged me to teach myself new methods and styles of painting in order to keep growing as an artist.