I have lived in St. Petersburg, Florida for almost my entire life but it hasn't stopped me from seeing as much of the United States as I possibly can. After driving across the country for the first time in 2014 I became addicted to life on the road and have since made the journey at least five more times. I have spent hundreds of hours exploring, most notably in my seafoam Chevy Astro van. This allowed me to accumulate many photos that I originally used to create small handmade prints. After discovering a local print company that could professionally translate my images perfectly to large scale pieces, I began experimenting with adding paint. I have always been influenced by 60s and 70s patterns, style, and color schemes which were already incorporated in my daily life. It made sense to include those themes in my artwork as well.