Art is an obsession, not a choice. I canít imagine anything better than being a painter. My needs are small, just the usual necessities of life. My studio is my world and is filled with all the tools I need to create art.
My artwork is self-expression Ė a part of me that I can share. What I ultimately want to share with my viewers is simple: I want them to see and feel what I felt when I looked at my subjects.
I work with different mediums. I feel that my subjects and time dictate the medium I need to use. I love the richness of oil paint, with its creamy texture; the intense colors of pastels; and the smell of hot melting beeswax Ė the way the wax moves when I am creating a piece of Encaustic art.
I am a full time artist with a love for travel. My studio is located in Northern California . I have been painting for 30 plus years, and I donít see retirement in the picture. After all, artists donít retire Ė they just keep on painting.
My father taught me that life is to be appreciated Ė and what better way than to be an artist.