My mother used to say I was born with a box of crayons in my hand. I've been an artist all my life, quickly graduating from crayons to finger paints, then watercolor, acrylics, and oils. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee (with that box of crayons clutched tightly in my wee little fist), where I was mentored by Paul Penczner. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado in Boulder, lived and worked as an artist for the past 22 years in Palmer, Alaska, and recently transplanted to the delightful town of Prescott, Arizona. Wherever I live, I find inspiration for my art in the scenery, wildlife, history, and culture of my surroundings.
I love color. I love movement. I love light. If I can combine those three things in a painting, I'm a happy painter.