I was born in Farmington, New Mexico in 1986. I spent my childhood in Farmington before my family moved to Las Vegas when I was 12 years old. I stayed in Las Vegas until the fall of 2005 when I left to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I served in Guatemala for two years and returned to Las Vegas in 2007. I attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where I received my Bachelors of Art in Studio Art in 2013. Shortly after, my wife and I moved to Eugene, Oregon where we currently reside.
My paintings and drawings focus on the human figure. I use the human form in order to express the complex emotions and ideas that we experience every day. Most of my inspiration comes from the music I listen too. I often find myself imagining a scene, a pose, or a color palette when listening to a song. My paintings are named after the songs that either inspired them or influenced them during their creation.