I picked up my first sketchbook years at New York's legendary Pearl Paint— I was like a kid in candy shop, meandering through the art supplies. I had been painting for a few years, experimenting with different approaches. But I hadn’t really found my own style.
That little shopping trip was a turning point. When I left the shop that day with a few pens and my first sketchbook, I started scribbling and writing, and found a groove. I haven't stopped drawing since.
I love to create expressive, abstract pieces, and faces are definitely my go-to, favorite subject. It's become a mix of expressive self-portraits and simple, gestural pieces.
My art education has been an informal one. It has included a class at the San Francisco Art Institute and guidance from an amazing teacher who taught local college and community classes.
I've participated in multiple art exhibitions in the SF Bay Area, including Silicon Valley Open Studios, and I've been a contributor to The Sketchbook Project, a global, collaborative and travelling art exhibit, with Faces, Faces 2, and Faces 3.
I spend much of my time running my PR consultancy, Hamby Communications. But I continually make time for the arts. Occasionally, I’m even able to connect the two-- having done pro bono work for Art in Action, or by finding inspiration for communications best practices from the world of music.