I was born and raised in a creative environment. My parents would surround me with pencils, crayons, and lots of paper. Being an only child, I found that art was the one way to break the doldrums of a boring afternoon. I would go outside to draw the birds and flowers and trees that made up the landscape of my suburban home. My family was very encouraging about my talent. They knew that I could succeed at being an artist if given the opportunity.
My opportunity came with the enrollment in a small Midwestern college. There I learned to polish my skills and to create a visual language. My instructors were stern but fair.
The techniques I acquired stay with me to this day: painting, printmaking, natural fibers, and multi-media incorporation. I use whichever technique will give me the end product that I desire. I never tie myself down to one style or one way of thinking because that doesn’t forward the progress.
In recent years I have used everything from digital photographs to rusted metal to create unique pieces of work. I want to be the artist that others look to and emulate. I enjoy what I do and look forward to the future.