Art is my God-given talent and a part of who I am ever since I could hold a pencil - that's the story I'm often told anyways. So it goes without saying that art has been an integral part of my life since then. I recall loving to draw or do anything crafty as early as my preschool years. Any in-class art project … Read More
Art is my God-given talent and a part of who I am ever since I could hold a pencil - that's the story I'm often told anyways. So it goes without saying that art has been an integral part of my life since then. I recall loving to draw or do anything crafty as early as my preschool years. Any in-class art project required my utmost attention to detail and had to be perfect, whether it was pin hole-punching a bunny shape out of construction paper, stringing a necklace in a colorful pattern of pasta, or following the teacher's example "to the T."
Being born and raised in Hawai'i, I was blessed with a colorful and natural art canvas to capture, emulate, and manipulate in whatever medium I desired. Still-life drawings, landscape photography, and paintings were a few among them. Elementary and intermediate school classes developed my traditional art skills, and high school classes honed the basics and introduced professional presentation and digital art - even designed shirts for clubs, homecoming, and my senior class. I have since then utilized what techniques I have learned or self-taught myself, and adapted my skill sets to flow with the ever-changing technology of today. As a result, I have been dabbling in photography and graphics and web design since my early years of high school.
And although a far cry from an art school, I studied Information Technology at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York for a couple of years (before deciding to continue studies in Computer Information Systems and Business Management elsewhere). However, I did continue to use art as an escape from the routine military life and took advantage of the uniquely historic campus and the area's seasonal colors. I even painted a wall mural for my company.
I guess you could say I grew up wanting to be an artist in some capacity and that I've lived the majority of my life doing exactly that through freelance art. I picked up projects no matter what my surroundings were or where I found myself, and I'm still doing that today. It's pretty neat because I never thought I'd ever have published artwork or see people wearing my designs. Read Less