We all have a need for beauty in life. I believe it is the responsibility of an artist to provide a sanctuary of beauty in the world. Born in Missouri and educated in Minnesota, I now live in Northeastern Wisconsin, near the shore of Lake Michigan. I am inspired by the beauty around me and the ordinary, glorious moments of life. Whether I am painting traditional pastels or abstract mixed media, my work celebrates God’s creation, reveling in light, color and texture. I try to capture in a painting what my heart feels and my eyes see.
I have always been an artist, even when I was not fully aware of it. My education as a visual artist has been with classes, workshops and countless hours of selfstudy. There is no substitute for time spent in practice and the pursuit of excellence. I do not consider that I have reached it, but it is always my goal.
“Art inspires us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” -Thomas Merton