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Art has been a continuum throughout my life: a constant thread running back to my earliest memories. It’s deeply rooted in my family folklore.

Image making has been a sort of refuge in times of despair, and a place for celebration in times of joy. When the flow is on, it fills my dreams and meditations. In short, it’s where I go to process both personal and global events.

I believe our existence as human beings is inextricably linked, and the realm of our experience is universal. What we have are variations on common themes. In response to this, my paintings have become secular “prayers” for life on Earth, and celebrations and reminders of our inseparable ties to nature.

I spent my formative years in rural South Carolina. Surprisingly, at the time, S.C. was second only to New York in the amount of government funding for the arts. My early arts education gave me a solid foundation upon which I’ve built much of my worldview. I feel it's not hyperbole to say it's imperative, for the health - indeed survival - of humanity, we foster creative thinking.

I went on to study fine art at the California College of Arts and at the University of CA., Santa Cruz. I currently live and work in Aptos, California and Taos, New Mexico.