About the Artists
Art has been a part of my life for as long I can remember. My parents always encouraged me to be creative and crafty. I made my first piece of jewelry when I was 12, and sold a piece for the first time when I was 15. I was home-schooled through high-school, where my mom helped me learn entrepreneurial skills to continue selling my art. I then began attending Pueblo Community College as I had heard much about their jewelry program online and wanted gain more skills in jewelry making. I graduated their program in May 2018 with an Associates Degree in Studio Art, from there I am transferring to CSU-Pueblo to continue with obtaining a BFA. I hope to ultimately get an MFA with an emphasis in Jewelry.
Art is all about play, playing with materials and ideas to make new and interesting things. My designs come from tinkering with metal, sketching for the fun of it, and just letting imagination run wild. Creating jewelry not only lets my child-like creativity out of captivity but keeps me centered and focused.
Ever since I was in Kindergarten, I have been drawing in incredible detail. I used to wow my parents and teachers when I drew NASCAR's down to the bolts on the hood. My skill improved through sketching through long meetings my mom dragged me to, and from lessons from my nice neighbor who is an artist, as well as others who have been nice enough to give me tips and tricks. I get my inspiration from the video games I play, just as I was inspired by racing as a toddler. Sonic the Hedgehog and the Metroid games are some of my favorites. My sister is helping me to grow and sell my art. I was also home-schooled, and plan to study art at Pueblo Community College.
Why just be a protagonist in a video game when you can draw them and create new worlds for them? Sitting through the many long meetings my mom attended, I had plenty of opportunity to sketch my favorite characters from games. Mostly I drew Sonic the Hedgehog. As the years progressed, I began to draw more characters. Eventually I expanded my mediums from markers to colored pencils. Later, with a lot of coaxing, I began to paint. Now I am able to enjoy creating digital art on my iPad.