about

jkjt

I began my career as an artist
as soon as my infant hands could grasp a pencil.
throughout my school days, all papers, homework assignments
and notes were covered in drawings, doodles and characters
(not always to the amusement of my teachers).

my first photograph (at 7 years old) was of a cow,
taken with a Vivitar Point ‘N Shoot camera while on a family camping trip.
today, armed with that magical cow photo memory,
I strive to create a balanced spontaneity with
each photo I take, and a relatable personality with each
character I paint.

moving to the california desert last year was a step towards connecting more with the external peace and quiet in order to reach deeper into my own internal peace and quiet. I have been painting the local flora and fauna with passion ever since.

whether it be painting, drawing, taking photos, being inspired by the weird beauty of the desert,
I am grateful for being able to express myself through my creativity.

Member of the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council

2017 events
3/2017  •  Indian Wells Art Festival, Indian Wells, CA
4/2017 •  Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival, 29 Palms, CA
4/2017 •  Mission Federal ArtWalk Art Festival, San Diego, CA
6/2017 •  ArtWalk Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA
7/2017 •  Artist Republic Gallery “Art & Nature” group show, Anaheim, CA
8/2017  •  ArtWalk San Diego Liberty Station Art Festival, San Diego, CA
10/2017 • HWY 62 Open Studio Art Tour, Joshua Tree, CA
2016 events
3/2016  •  La Sierra University “Women of the New Contemporary” group show, Riverside, CA
4/2016  •  Mission Federal ArtWalk Art Festival, San Diego, CA
6/2016  •  Joshua Tree Art Gallery “June Invitational Show” group show,  Joshua Tree, CA
7/2016  •  Gallery 62 “Member’s Gallery July Show” group show, Joshua Tree, CA
8/2016  •  ArtWalk San Diego Liberty Station Art Festival, San Diego, CA
9/2016  •  29 Palms Gallery “Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition Juried Show”, 29 Palms, CA
9/2016  •  Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition , 29 Palms, CA
10/2016 • The Free Art Foundation “Monsters & Villains” Mama’s Kitchen Benefit show, San Diego, CA
10/2016 • 29 Palms Gallery “Collective Show” Group Show, 29 Palms
10/2016 • HWY 62 Open Studio Art Tour, Joshua Tree, CA
12/2016 • Gallery 62 “Member’s Gallery December Show” group show, Joshua Tree, CA

2015 events
4/2015  •  Artist Republic 4 Tomorrow “Stupid Cute” cat themed group show, Laguna Beach, CA
8/2015  •  ArtWalk San Diego NTC (at liberty station) Art Festival, San Diego, CA
11/2015 •  Sparks Gallery “Wandering in the Dream Field” group show, San Diego, CA

2014 events
4/2014  •  San Diego Art Institute “2014 Southern California/Baja Norte Regional Exhibition” San Diego, CA
7/2014  •  Space 4 Art “Qanvas for Quiznos” ComicCon superhero themed group show, San Diego, CA
11/2014 •  Artist Republic 4 Tomorrow “Art & Nature : New Contemporary” group show, Laguna Beach, CA

2013 events
11/2013  •  San Diego Art Department “8×8″ group show, San Diego, CA