toy@toymendez.com

 

bio

Artist, designer, photographer and art instructor, with a love of the classics and fine art. I enjoy the study of art & design history and love traveling around the world to see it all up close and in person!

I love to design with color! Shapes & strong imagery speak to me. There is a beautiful ephemeral quality that I love about black & white photography, and I really enjoy portraiture.

I teach fine arts in a very hands on way; the process and the journey are more important at times than the end product. I specialize in technique and skill building.

I love giving back to my community and the people of Austin and Central Texas. I enjoy volunteer work with the Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area, the Red Cross of Central Texas, and Austin Children's Shelter.

I love painting, creative exploration, and historical research. I run for fun—participating in many races including completing the Austin Distance Challenge, and Austin Marathon, twice! I love music and dancing!

I seek to enjoy life and bring that with me wherever I go!