About the artist

I am a high school student at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, and have been painting for about three years, starting in 6th grade.

All the types of art I have seen, from my first visit to Western Europe when I was 7, where I saw the Louvre and the Roman Colosseum, to the mesmerizing southwestern landscapes surrounding my home in Arizona, continue to excite me. Along with my wonderful art teacher, my home and various travels have molded me into the artist and person I am today.

As an artist, I strive to make any painting my own, to verbalize myself through the arts. My love of art blossoms from my many travels around the world, such as the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and Taj Mahal in India.

Having studied classical music on the piano for over ten years now, I have rooted a deep connection between my artwork and music. In three words, my best explanation for this is that I “hear the painting.” When I am painting like an impressionist, I can hear Claude Debussy’s “Rêverie” in the image. I visualize the similarities between the hand movements on the piano and the brushstrokes on a painting such as Claude Monet’s water lilies, along with the mood… This connection is awe-inspiring for a mounting artist and musician such as myself. Painting and music have become deep passions, and I hope to share it with others for many years to come!