MY ARTISTIC JOURNEY
Charcoal sketching was my first art love in grade school. I later discovered soft pastels when my artistic father gave me an old set that had once been gifted to him by his own art instructor. I treasure them still and frequently combine them with other media. My art education is an ongoing journey derived from classes, workshops, books and years of doing the work. My recent work is primarily acrylic, mixed media and oil. All these wonderful materials entice me to the studio daily. I can't imagine a more satisfying calling than using art to interpret the world around and inside all of us. It is my sincere hope that viewers of my paintings sense the emotional connection and enjoyment I feel while creating them.