Arizona State University (Fine Art)
I was born deaf to hearing parents in Glendale, Arizona, in 1986, where I seemed to jump out of the womb with a colored pencil in my hand. From an early age, I loved to paint, draw with colored pencils, and create strange animals and monsters out of clay. Throughout my school years, my creativity continued to be recognized as I was the featured young artist in the May 2001 Arts and Activities teachers’ magazine and also the yearbook cover designer for my eighth grade class. That same year, I won four first-place ribbons at the Arizona State Fair. Later, as a graphic design student at EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) I won first place in the Visual Arts 2-D competition of the Mesa Youthfest 2005 High School Art Competition and a first-place ribbon in the 2-D Penciled Art category at the Arizona State Fair. I won the Mesa Parks and Recreation Youthfest People’s Choice Award the following year. I continued my fascination with pencil but soon branched out into charcoal and pen-and-ink. As a student at Mesa Community College, I won Best of Show in the 2012 Mesa Community College art show for my charcoal piece "Mountain Landscape." I was also recognized as an “Artist of Promise” at the 2012 Maricopa Community College Chancellor’s Awards ceremony. At Arizona State University (BFA, June 2014), I have explored many different media – oils, acrylics, and watercolors – and many different subjects – still life, life drawing, landscape. However, my first love is still the colored pencil – and my fascination with the natural world of reptiles and mammals continues.
I have experience with countless media – inks, color pencils, charcoals, graphite, oils, acrylics, and watercolors – and many different subjects – still life, life drawing, landscape, cartoon, etc.
Having just received my B.F.A. in Drawing from Arizona State University, I am eager to explore career opportunities with students who can use a creative and talented individual. I am proficient in different media – oil, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pen-and-ink, and colored pencil, and I’m excited to take on the most challenging of assignments. With a creative eye and clever hand, I can bring ideas to the students who seek it. Most importantly, I can conceive those ideas.
I would love the opportunity to teach you. I will be an asset in any creative venture: marketing, graphic design, and all aspects of fine art. I’m hard-working and conscientious, and I love a challenge.
A personal interview would allow me to demonstrate my talents. I look forward to hearing from you so that we can schedule a meeting. I was born deaf to hearing parents in Glendale, Arizona, in 1986, where I seemed to jump out of the womb with a colored pencil in my hand. From an early age, I loved to paint, draw with colored pencils, and create strange animals and monsters out of clay. Throughout my school years, my creativity continued to be recognized as I was the featured
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