September 18, 2019

I took down my artwork “El sueño americano”from Petaluma Arts Center, and the portrait of “Dountes” from O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. I appreciate all the positive feedback I received about these pieces! 

I am now preparing to set up two altars for Día de los Muertos.


June 1, 2019

Walls: A National Juried Art Exhibition

Petaluma Arts Center

Exhibition Dates: July 6 – August 31, 2019

Exhibition Theme: Walls

“…Before I built a wall I’d ask to know

What I was walling in or walling out,

And to whom I was like to give offense.

Something there is that doe...

May 24, 2019

"El Sueño Americano" - mixed media - 2019

November 9, 2018


Mixed Media 19" x 19"

 At Peace

Acrylic on Canvas 48" x 24"


Charcoal and Resin 20" x 16"


Charcoal and Resin 20" x 16"

 Para Nunca Volver

Mixed Media 48" x 24"


Charcoal on Wood 48" x 36"

 Yoshio - Torso

Charcoal and Resin 16" x 12"

 Yoshio - Portrait


October 30, 2018

I am collaborating with flower artist Denhi Donis on two installation/altars which will be in the windows of MCCLA.

Here are some images of the work in progress:

One window is dedicated to migrant children, and the second is in honor of many San Francisco activists/...

September 22, 2018

I will be showing artwork at the Chocolate and Art Show in San Francisco on November 15 and 16, 2018. You can find out more about this event here:

September 19, 2018

Roots and Wings participated in PAAC's Fusion of the Arts Show in Pearland, Texas, on September 15, 2018.

Emma Brown and I collected quotes about immigration from visitors to add to the Roots and Wings website: and drew live, inspired by the commu...

August 8, 2018

I showed some of my new resin/charcoal pieces and paintings at the San Francisco 2018 Pancakes and Booze Art Show last month. It was a really fun event where many artists shared their work. It was an incredible experience to be able to talk to and see the work of so ma...

May 5, 2018

Turtle and Hare will be selling some of my artwork in their beautiful store and gallery on 25th Street in Oakland.

Turtle and Hare is open to the public during regular business hours, and also on Oakland First Fridays!

April 7, 2018

I have been working on a new series of portraits with charcoal, glue, resin, dirt, tea leaves and all kinds of materials and textures. It is messy, tactile and is opening up new possibilities! 



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