The ripples in water, stratification in rocks, the rhythm of the wind all fill me with curiosity. I love science and the quest for knowledge. In my work I explore the world intuitively and let the big mysteries stay mysterious. I will aways seek deeper understanding but balanced with fascination for immediate experience.
I have always been involved with nature and the visual arts. Early on my parents, both of whom are very creative and artistic themselves, encouraged me with after school drawing and painting classes. In high school a big part of my days were spent studying fine art in the schools art program and evenings in outside painting classes. I started the painting program at Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1986 after high school, but took breaks to earn money. I also studied sculpture at the University of Maryland for a year. I worked in nature based experiential education leading children and adults in programs focused on rock climbing, canoeing, backpacking, and kayaking.