Appreciation of life is the focus of my work. I am a California native from a large Mexican-Irish family. My Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) water color paintings allow me to explore the themes of my life: Art, Food, Wine, Music, Family and Friends, and a enjoyment of the world around me. A sense of humor I consider to be essential to a happy life. The works shown here are my remembrances of my heritage, and observations of the society I see around me today. They are playful reminders of the transitory nature of life and the importance of each day.