1997 - Current
This section is a work in progress.
When I was a Pre-Teen in 1997 - 1999 (Age 11 - 13) I loved art and had some raw talent for drawing. My parents nurtured this talent by enrolling me into many different art classes and art schools. In these classes I was taught to draw the world as I saw it in front of me.
Pre-Teen Years (1997 - 1999)
Age 11 - 13
In 2000 (Age 14) I started showing symptoms of bipolar disorder. As my mental health began to deteriorate, my art began shifting. I started to use street drugs and alcohol as a way to self-medicate. I still drew the world as I saw it before me, but my perception of reality was quickly becoming distorted.
Teenage Years (2000 - 2004)
Age 14 - 18
In 2005 (Age 19) I crashed into a deep depression. I stopped writing and drawing. A year later, in 2006 (Age 20), I picked up a pen again. For the most part, the pieces I created were colourful and vibrant. Despite this fact, they were drawings built on pain.
Early 20s (2006 - 2010)
Age 20 - 24
In 2011 (Age 25) my life began to change. My art took on a new direction. I began to incorporate geometric black and white patterns into my art style. These patterns became an integral part of my work, for as I drew them they brought on a meditative state which helped to balance out my depression and mania.
I officially turned my art into a business in 2011. Since then, my art has represented stability in my health.
Triggers Journal (Age 33)
Madness Journal (Age 33)
Conversations with the Algorithms (Age 34)
Current Art as Therapy Sketchbook (Age 34)
In the nine short years since I officially turned my art as therapy into a career, I've gained an adequate amount of recognition through licensing, publications and having my products in retail locations. My technique and style continue to evolve, as does my subject matter.