Tuesday, June 30, 2015

*Sneak Peek*

In my childhood of loving comics... I have never drawn an existing character.. I always created my own.

So, for the first time ever... a *sneak peek* of one of my favorites. :)

Stop by La Bodega's "MARVEL vs DC" Art Exhibition on Saturday, July 11th, 5p-10p to see the full piece. :)

Details here.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

...Say hello to Iris

Trying to get back into the swing of things... and doing art for myself. not quite where I want to be yet... but getting there.

Art has always been an exploratory process for me... I rarely start a piece with a destination or final vision in mind... its about creating it as I go along, letting the moment push my strokes and my emotions fill in the blanks.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


I presented this piece at the "VENUS" show at La Bodega Studios & Art Gallery last week and it was SOLD!

I am so grateful to have been a part of such an incredible and inspiring event alongside so many other talented female artists. To the person who purchased my piece, THANK YOU so much for your support. You help local artists like myself and our art community thrive with your contribution.

Cheers. xo

Sunday, March 01, 2015

ART SHOW | La Bodega's "VENUS" Show

What a great way to start of the creative year with my first show in celebration of Women's History Month! I will be showcasing with 100 other women artists next week at La Bodega's Show "VENUS". Super excited and hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, March 7
Time: 6:00p-10:00p

La Bodega Studios
2196 Logan Ave. San Diego, CA 92113

Check out the facebook event page for more info!

Can't make it this night? Well you're in luck...artwork will be up through March 17th.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ashana & Francine

These are the 2 pieces that I have on display at the  "Empowerment of the Pin-Up" show at the Wallace L. Anderson Gallery in Bridgewater, MA.


I always found beauty in women of color, such vibrancy and strength in a culture that is different than my own... Ashana is the fruition of my appreciation for all the different shades of our earth.

The female figure has always been one of my biggest passions... especially when they are not conformed to today's societal depiction of the "perfect" body. Reminiscent of pin-up in the 1950s & 1960s, I find curves mesmerizing. Wearing your curves, and your body as a whole, with confidence, is incredibly sexy to me. This was the inspiration behind Francine.

"Empowerment of the Pin-Up" Interview

Girls Drawin' Girls founder Melody Severns  talk at Bridgewater State University about "Empowerment of the Pin-Up" running through January 9, 2015 :) 

PS... at minute 8:00 there is a close-up of my pieces!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

I am going to be an AUNTIE!

So.... I am going to be an auntie in January! Today was the baby shower and my sister asked me to design some take-away cards for the guests. I am truly happy for my sister and husband as their family of two will soon become 3 :).

Sneak Peek - Dia De Los Muertos

....sneakpeek: dia de los muertos skull for La Bodega Gallery & Studios show Saturday, Nov.1. Stop on by to see the rest :)


ART SHOW | "Empowerment of the Pin-Up"

Hey folks! If you're in the Boston area... my art will be on display with the Girls Drawin Girls (GDG) troop at the Wallace L Anderson Gallery :).

This is my first collaborative show with GDG and I am super excited & grateful to be showcased along with such a talented group of women. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend, but perhaps you can and tell me all about it. :)

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 13
Time: 6-9p

Wallace L. Anderson Gallery
40 School St. Bridgewater, MA 02325

*Show runs from November 12 - January 9, 2015

Check out the facebook event page for more info!

Friday, October 24, 2014

ART SHOW | La Bodega's "Dia De Los Muertos" Show

I've been wanting to participate in a Dia de los Muertos inspired show for some time now... and finally, I am doing it! It was my first time really experimenting with paint and mediums outside my comfort zone. I am pretty happy with the outcome... sneak peeks to follow :) But.. stop on by and check out all the vibrant art at La Bodega Studios in full effect next Saturday.

When: Saturday, November 1
Time: 5:00p-10:00p

La Bodega Studios
2196 Logan Ave. San Diego, CA 92113

Check out the facebook event page for more info!

Hope to see you there! xo

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


I presented this piece at the "Perfect 10" show at La Bodega Studios & Art Gallery and it was SOLD!

I am so grateful to have been a part of such an incredible event along with so many other talented artists. To the person who purchased my piece, THANK YOU so much for your support. You help local artists like myself and our art community thrive with your contribution.

Cheers. xo

9x9 Prints Available: $20
9x9 Framed Print: $45

Saturday, May 31, 2014

ART SHOW | La Bodega's "Perfect 10" Group Art show

My next upcoming art show will be at La Bodega Studios with over 100 other local artists!

When: Saturday, June 7
Time: 5:00p-10:00p

La Bodega Studios
2196 Logan Ave. San Diego, CA 92113

Check out the facebook event page for more info!

Hope to see you there!


My new piece "Viva" debuted last night at the "She's All That Show" and was SOLD! This is one of my new favorite pieces this year.. quite different than my usual motif...going with the flow of life and art, and this is where its taken me :)


Prints available, please contact me if interested :)


This piece was first debuted at the "She's All That" show last night at 98 Bottles. She's very different than what my art usually looks like.. but I like where its going... :)


Prints available, please contact me if interested :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

ART SHOW | She's All That

I have the privilege to participate in this upcoming art show for women by women. Super excited, hope to see you there!!

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance here:


When: Friday, May 30
Time: 7p-1a
Where: 98 Bottles
2400 Kettner Blvd. Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92101

More info can be found at their facebook event page: She's All That 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Art on display @ Twiggs on Adams

If you happen to be in the hood.. stop by Twiggs Bakery on Adams Ave... grab a latte... one of their amazing croissants... and check out my art on display :).

Art up through the month of February at one of my favorite local coffee shops :)

Twiggs Bakery
2804 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116

Monday, January 13, 2014

"Love Thyself"

Here's a sneak peak of the art I will be displaying this Saturday... come on down to see the real deal in full effect on vinyl :)



ART SHOW | La Bodega

First art show of the year. Gallery Grand Opening, over 50 local artists participating, FREE event and open to all ages. Hope to see you there!!

When: Saturday, January 18
Time: 4-10pm
Where: 2196 Logan Ave. Barrio Logan, CA 92113

Thursday, January 02, 2014

...warming up the old hand.

it's been quite a while since i've posted. i had to get through a few challenging drawings before i got back to a comfortable place again.. still working out the kinks :)

Monday, October 28, 2013


hi folks who visit my blog. i apologize for the lack of art that has graced this board..but thank you so much for keeping an eye out & for your interest :)

this has been a fascinating year of transition, growth & travel!

London >> Barcelona>> Nottingham... my 2nd trip abroad, to visit my love's old hometown & friends, with a side treat of the long awaited Spain in the middle. it was bloody cold and epic!

SF >> Oregon... the craziest SF pride ever.. and a chill 4th of July w/ close friends in Ashland, OR

Seattle, WA... to witness my first same sex wedding... in a beautiful cherry orchard amongst the hills.

Los Cabos. MX... our first relaxation-cation... in stunning mexico.

lately, my mind & heart have not been expressing themselves through illustration, rather.... in silent conversations and written & spoken word. this year has been a balance of social-stimulation.. reality checks and quiet nights of deep introspection & learning of myself. my dearest friends and my amazing partner have all been an integral part of my growth... their loving, challenging & inspiring nature. their presence is constantly changing my life. i have found my family.

i've been trying to get back into my creative groove, scouting for local art shows & sketching here and there... a bit scattered-brained these days..but its still in my veins. i feel art is coming soon.

thank you all for your attention & support.. you are very much appreciated.

love & respect, xo!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

LOGO Design | Flamingo Tile Co

A logo design I illustrated for a local & independent construction company that does beautiful tile work and are just wonderful to work with.

Check them out here:

Monday, December 10, 2012

...it's been a hot[pink] minute..

...this year has been a long one, but not long enough..
its been a while since i let my creativity bleed on paper..  and as this year winds down.. it starting to stir. hopefully this is the new beginning... to jumpstart the new year. hope you are all well.. love & hugs. xo.

Friday, June 01, 2012

hello there!!

wow.. its been quite some time since i last been here.. as in blog.. as in.. art-minded... the last 6 months have been a whirlwind of amazingness that has taken me to far & away... physically, mentally, soulfully.

San Francisco > Paris >> New York...  all incredible experiences.
SF..always a good time.
Paris...my first trip to europe.. my first vacation. my first solo trip...
NYC...my first time in the east coast.. with a special someone.. :)

my heart has been infused with a plethora of new experiences and memories that have changed my life.. elevated my life.. . and i am so incredibly grateful for all that i have and all that surrounds me.. everyday just keeps getting better & better.

..creative juices have begun to flow again.. as all the experiences from the last 6 months are beginning to sink in.. and drip out on paper. i hope to produce some art soon..

thank you to all those who support my art. thank you to all those who are present in my life and inspire me. i really appreciate you all... really, i mean it.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

7 Deadly Sins Art Show..

A piece I did for the 7 Deadly Sins Show tonight @ Bar Basic... I had a lot of fun with this one :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

COMMISSION | Illustration

a commission piece i did for a friend.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

..frame of M I N D. state of B E I N G.


..come check out some local art & music in a chill environment :)

FRIDAY December 02 | 5P-11P | $10 COVER (Includes drinks)

@ Home Brews & Gardens
3176 Thorn St (North Park)
San Diego
more info: pigmentmonster.blogspot.com

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Goods Show | Black Friday

..got some spare mula??... shop local and put your money back into the community :)

The Goods Show: Arts market & event featuring local artists, designers & businesses. + MUSIC //FOOD//ADULT BEVERAGES.. we gotcha covered ;)

4610 Park Blvd (University Heights)
SHOP: 12P-8P/ ART RECEPTION: 8P-11P | $5 Entry |
more info: http://www.3rdspace.co/thegoodsshow

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sweet Surrender...

... so this is the piece i created for the Distorted Disney show.. was super fun and indulgent :)

actually i showed the piece below.. where i omitted one little detail..  wasn't sure if i was ready to take it there.. lol.

..i more so... contorted.. than distorted..  but i knew from the beginning that i wanted to create a piece that was literally twisted, but figuratively open.

hope you enjoy:)


hi folks!
wowee... this year.. definitely took me for a ride.. i just want to say thank you all for your love & support... i really appreciate you and am continually grateful for all the wonderful experiences and people i've engaged with on this journey thus far, new and familiar..  y'all make my day :)

peace.love. and happiness to you all!

THE GOODS SHOW | Black Friday Nov. 25

...need some consumer therapy?


FRIDAY November 25 | 12P-11P | $7 COVER

4610 Park Blvd
San Diego, 92116
THE GOODS SHOW * BLACK FRIDAY is a collective production that showcases local artists and designers in a creative
and lively market scenario. Our goal is to provide a progressive and intriguing arena in which local artists can exhibit their
creations directly to a community that fosters creativity, good intention and conscientious purchasing power. This will be
done by providing a service to our local and regional community. THE GOODS SHOW * BLACK FRIDAY is a show
dedicated to generating dialogue between the local community, artists, businesses, and humanitarian causes through art,
music, design, fashion, and food. It is through these filters that we are able to raise funds and awareness for Corazon de

Thursday, November 10, 2011

11:11:11 | ART SHOW @ Queen Bee's!

..this should be fun :)
NOV. 11. 2011

Queen Bee's (North Park)
3925 Ohio St. 92104
| 7p-12a | $11 cover (portion goes to charity)

mingle. observe. drink. eat. wish. be merry :)

Friday, November 04, 2011

Brass Rail | MELT Art Show | Nov. 4th

TONIGHT! an evening of dope art  & music benefiting SD's LGBT youth.. stop on by :)

event starts @ 4p / $5 cover
(free before 9p)

Brass Rail
3796 5th Ave.
san diego. ca 92103

hope to see you there!! xo.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Bar Basic | Distorted Disney Art Show!

...come see your childhood memories twisted!!

FREE SHOW | Tuesday, Nov. 1st | 7:00p - 12:00a

Basic Pizza {East Village}
410 10th ave. san diego. ca 92101

hope to see you there! ♥

Thursday, October 20, 2011

spirit day...

..today & everyday ♥ in support of the LGBTQ community… get yo’ purple on (please)!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

WHOAA.... 2 shows in 1 day!! :)

live music. live art. body art... recipe for fun!!

sunday, sept. 18th
4:30p - 7:30p
Henry's Pub
614 5th ave. san diego. ca 92101

presented by suitebrigitte.

...so far we've got 60 local artists.... WOW...you're gonna wanna check this out!!!
+ live music
+ interactive art
+ arts & crafts
+ fashion
+ jewelry
...best of all.... its FREE!!! :D
sunday, sept. 18th
6:00p - 10:30p
521 market st. san diego. ca 92101

presented by andre power & lucy duarte

Monday, September 05, 2011


...still trying to figure out how to slow down...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Art Show | the SPOT Grand Opening!

This show is getting a lot of hype.. and i am super excited to be a part of it.

Saturday, Sept 3rd
The Spot
1835 main st. sd, ca 92113

Event starts at 2pm, live music goes on at 6pm :)

Group art show featuring 75 local artists, live performances, dj sets, visuals.... you don't want to miss this!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Infusion Project @ the Ivy

should be a fun night...

thursday, aug. 25th
9:00p - 1:30a
Ivy Nightclub @ Andaz Hotel
600 f st. san diego, ca 92101

...from afar.

..this one was a spur of the moment piece that i did tonight.. not quite sure how i feel about it yet. .. i feel like there is something missing.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

sneak.. peeeek spray can

...finally finished :)

a project for an upcoming group art show featuring over 60 local artists...live music, and live performances!

premise: design a spray can

happenin' saturday, september 3rd
@ The Spot
1835 main st. sd 92113

come on down and check it out!

relay for life

a donation piece i did for the upcoming relay for life event auction.

story behind this piece...
we are all human beings on this earth together. we struggle.
we survive.
we thrive.. as one.

just believe and have the hope and faith to persist.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

late night meanderings... WIP

a work in progress for an upcoming show...

..we'll see how this goes :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Steez :: Trunk Show @ Bluefoot Bar

..totally last minute, totally unexpected. will be showing amongst amazing artists and musicians tonight 6pm-11pm.. come on down and tag along!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

lazy jane

my second bar basic show piece inspired by shel silverstein's "lazy jane"

Friday, July 15, 2011

hug o' war

freshly brewed :). this is a piece i did for the upcoming show at bar basic, inspired by shel silverstein's "Hug O' War"

i feel this will just be the first of many renditions and versions off of this poem..

aand..to be printed on bamboo :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

First Publication!!!! SD CityBeat [July 13, 2011 p.12]

...so i just found out that my artwork is in this week's issue of CITYBEAT!! fresh on the stands today! omgosh... i can't even begin to describe how excited and ecstatic i am!! Thank you all for your love and support.. you have all been so amazing.

..a special thanks to Brigitte Taylor for rallying up the art & music community.. inspiring culture... and creating a world where we can all shine... and for believing in my artwork.. and making this happen and everything happen. you are simply marvelous.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Rubber Rose | Ray @ Night

so... tonight is my first solo exhibit at The Rubber Rose... a sexuality boutique :) please come down to check out amazing art from local artists, yummy grubs.. and awesome music. hope to see  you there!

Ray @ Night (every 2nd saturday of the month)

Saturday, July 9,2011 @ 6-10pm

Ray St. in North Park

...can't make it tonight.. no worries.. my art will be on display the next 3 months.. so catch me at the next Ray@Night events on the following dates:

Aug. 13 & Sept. 10 :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

seek: whatyouHiDE

we all have fears. insecurities. apprehensions.. pieces of us we keep to ourselves.. from ourselves and most absolutely from others.

..allow them to fester in the dark.. if you want them to control you.

..this is the orginal.. i'm having a hard time deciding which i like better...