Born and raised in an artistic household I grew up around all things Nautical. Seascape artists such as Walfreido (currently in Wyland Galleries) and Dave Dalton (Simic Galleries) were consistently present my older child-hood years.
As a young adult I apprenticed under Joe Curtis and Terry Wells (my father), muralist and commercial sign painters here in the Bay Area working with various companies/organizations such as “The Boardwalk, various restaurant chains, and some city parks. Between mural jobs I taught art. (Susun, her Mother). Projects and crafts intertwined with unlimited imagination of adventure and role play she became inspired through storytelling.
I was intrigued by tattoos and so glad to have the honor to make my mark on many folks across California and Hawaii. I’ve tattooed for 22 years now and still going strong in Colfax California.
I studied ANIMATION/ VFX at the Academy of Art University and learned to take stories into motion. Very inspired by Kathleen Quaiffe (Wave animator), Suzanne D’arcy, Thomas C. Starnes Jr., and some fellas at the Steambot team, which inspired her to excel in things she never thought she could. I learned various types of experimental animations as ideas began to move.
Helping others design and execute an image that captures the audience on a level that connects companies to their clients vision is always the goal.
Exhibits at the Art League, the Michael Angelo Gallery, and the Haleiwa Art Festival and 1050 Folsom in San Fransisco and Art and chocolate in Colfax.
Currently I am animating and developing a children’s book and working as a subcontracting tattooist, graphic designer, animator or whatever feels right.
Inspirational animation I get inspired by clips like "Rise above Plastics" by the surf rider foundation, the award winning animation “Song of the Sea” or “The Secret of NIHM” backgrounds and effects take me away to another place. Or even "the old mill" by Disney. I remember sitting down listening to Kakai Ketaki speak as he painted. That man could move mountains with a concept. And watching it develop was like watching a movie script unfold in his head. Big aloha. Listening to Eryka Badu always puts me in the mood to paint and my emotions come out onto the canvas. I'm am all about vocals and sometimes she jumps into my body and Haha, well I turn into some form of her. Playing the guitar helps to get the inspiration going too. No one does it quite like Boris Vallejo. I can list so many inspirational things but my home in the Monterey Bay is where it all starts.