My work paints a picture of my life. I am a work in progress, driven by an inner spirit to create, to connect with the rest of the world through my work. All my life I have loved making stuff, from chocolate chip cookies, to larger than life bronze sculpture, and colorful monoprints. I love everything about it, the way oil pastels glide across the paper, the way a pencil feels in my hand as I sketch a model, the excitement of pulling a print, and seeing the colors pop, sitting at the drawing table, as I prepare to let the process continue, the excitement of being at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, knowing how many ideas will flow from the visit, the look of fresh paper, the smell of turpentine, the heat and roar of the furnace in the foundry when casting a new sculpture, mixing colors for a print, cranking the wheel on my printing press, anxiously awaiting the finished piece. I love being an Artist, making art with my hands and heart.