My goal as an artist is to instill in another the beauty I find in life; whether it be through color, texture or line. I hope that those who interact with my work feel a part of me and my artistic vision.
The arts have always been a part of my life. My parents are talented visual artists and our home was filled with their drawings, paintings, sculptures and hand made costumes. My step-father was an air force navigator who traveled widely and collected art from around the world. My step mother is a popular two and three d artist who has shown professionally for years.
A 3 year stay in Japan had a strong influence on my artistic esthetic. A strong sense of composition was really my only natural artistic gift and it took years of encouragement and hard work for me to become proficient at drawing and painting.