As a refugee from the Vietnam War, my family was too poor to have a television, so I learned to stay active by drawing during my childhood. I created anything that was dark and foreboding - reflecting my environment at the time. Now, as an adult, I am drawn to artwork that leaves a person feeling good. My goal is to create art that brings peace, love, and joy to viewers by focusing on the four C's: Composition, Color, Complexity and Compassion. My works are of things that excite me: vibrant colors, whimsical composition, complexity of layering, and the spirit of compassion. When not creating, I like rock climbing, writing, shopping and hanging out at coffee shops with friends.
I’ve wanted to be a musician for as long as I can remember. Both my parents play professionally which is one of the reasons I was so inspired to start lessons at the age of 8. I play to this day because it gives me shivers down my spine; any music you listen to is exponentially more immersive and entertaining when you have instrumental knowledge! I
I grew up in the bay area and have always loved dance. As a kid, I used to choreograph routines with friends to perform at parties or just for fun. When I went to college at Stanford, I joined an on-campus hip hop dance group and performed at various showcases. After graduating, I joined Project Pulse Dance Company and later Fresh Dynamix Dance Crew.
I'm a professional photographer and an Adobe community leader. I love photography and I love sharing my knowledge with people. Taking pictures has always been my biggest passion. Everywhere I go, I take my camera with me. I still remember the day I got my first camera. I was 13, and it was a present for my Bar-Mitzvah—a simple, fully automated film camera. Reflecting back, I suppose I can say that my photography career began then, and blossomed when I took photos on all of my high school's field trips.