I grew up in the midwest. Art interest me at an early age. As a child, I loved to make things out of paper and glue. I was also introduced to oil painting. I continue to use paint and mixed media.
I continued to develop my work through formal study at the University of Hawaii. Island life was quite a contrast. Color appeared more vivid. The climate allowed windows to be left open. Soft breezes and nature sounds entered homes and classrooms.
Even though I was busy with work and school, I found time to explore and enjoy the Island.
When I graduated UHH I returned to the mainland to complete an M.F.A. I developed an abstract painterly style. For my M.F.A. Graduate show I exhibited large abstract paintings and a large triptych of three figures.
While in Graduate School I studied prehistoric art and became intrigued with the cave paintings of Lascaux. I painted a series of work in reference to Lascaux.
Eventually I got a studio in a building with other artist. My pallet became very warm with use of yellows, oranges, and reds. I returned to themes of the earth and it’s layers.
I have taught foundation studio classes as a part time instructor at the St. Louis Community College at Meramec and as an adjunct for the University of Missouri St. Louis.
I exhibit and sell my work. I receive commissions and have some patrons.
My work continues to explore shape and color. I derive my inspiration from nature, music and spiritual truth.