"I have been drawing and painting since a very young age, ever since I learned that art was a way to make tangible the things we could never have in real life. I’ve always known I was going to be an artist; it’s so much a part of me that even if it wasn’t a career path, I’d still be drawing all the time.
I was born in Sacramento but grew up in Santa Fe and Nashville. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BFA in graphic design and illustration, and decided to return to Northern California. I now live in San Francisco, which is just an incredible city. I’m working at immersing myself more in the art community here in SF – I really hope to get to be a part of the amazing local scene.
Clockwork Wings: "It started out as a throwaway scribble in my sketchbook and turned into a sort of iconic piece for me. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s one of the few pieces that I can look at and honestly say that I don’t want to change or fix some part of it."
Heron's Feathers: "since I’ve been making art all of my life, I count my first true piece as being the one that felt like my best accomplishment after I switched gears back to illustration. It’s called ‘Heron’s Feathers’, and since it’s only from 2005, I do still have it!"
Angel and Demon
Angel and Demon
Captive Brothers: "Artwork from "The Brothers and the Dragon", an illustrated fairytale for adults by Kiriko Moth and Katherine Tag."
Pulling the Tides
Foxes and Wires
Floodwaters: "The best candidate for the dubious honor of the hardest piece that I’ve ever done. Perspective is not my friend, so even though I had good references, the architecture was extremely trying."
I have dabbled in just about every method and medium that I can get my hands on, but I currently work almost exclusively in ink with digital color. I love to mix the traditional with the new – my work begins in pencil and ink on bristol paper, which I then scan and color in Photoshop.
I draw inspiration from many artists, but some of my favorites include Alphonse Mucha, Michael Whelan, John Jude Palencar, Thomas Canty, and Michael Parkes."
In Organica: A collection of sketches and full-color artwork by illustrator Kiriko Moth. This book contains mild yaoi themes and tasteful artistic nudity
Amazon: In Organica
The Brothers and the Dragon: they were half-brothers, bastard sons of the Emperor, content in the splendor of the palace...until the day their father offered them as sacrifices to the cruel dragon, Ryu, who plagued the countryside. Wearing a man's form during the day, and a dragon form at night, he keeps them as his playthings and escape seems impossible. A yaoi fairytale storybook for adults with 18 full color illustrations. (This book is definitely for adults only and contains the following themes that may offend some readers: Sexual relationship between adult half-brothers, non-consensual sex, violence.)
Amazon: The Brothers and the Dragon
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