For 20 years I've been meeting and greeting people in many different venues. My favorite place to be is out in public, demonstrating my art skills and speaking to people about their personal visions for artwork they would like in their homes or to give as gifts.
Starting at age 12, I spent many hours working from National Geographic magazines, using pencil and paper to increase my skill at creating faces and emotions on people and animals. I've settled in a few places in the United States, opened studios and moved into homes, always delighting in the newness of each place and loving the exploration of their art styles and the people of the area.
During my time in studio, I've met other artists who shared their journeys and tips and skills. I've participated in live drawing sessions to help increase my knowledge of the human form and worked with students through the creation of still life setups and the creation of artwork based on their vision.
I LOVE when people say to me "Can you....draw a few wolves in the moonlight?" and allow me to create that vision for them.
From the woods and trails of Pennsylvania to the lakes and mountains of Washington state, the urban life of Los Angeles and Sacramento, California, the sands and balloons of Albuquerque, and the markets around the streets of Santa Fe, I traveled to Montana and spent eight years studying the Native American traditions and the rancher's prairie lives while teaching their children about some of our great Artistic masters. I discovered gourd carving and wood burning (pyrography) in Montana and reveled in the joys of being part of a small rural art community, making very dear friends along every pathway.
I've worked with many different mediums, touching base with master artists in the craft when I have questions and PLAYING which is the most important part of being an artist. I love to allow creativity to have its way and to teach me through my progression and digression about what each medium has to offer.
I look forward to being part of YOUR art exploration, for the perfect gift for a dear one, for the memorial portrait of a dearly departed loved one, and to sharing your visions of decorations for your home with sculptures and luminaries.