In some ways, my life has been about four things. Art, spirituality, nature and the well-being of humankind. It all began with my first mentor who was a well known wildlife artist. From that point on I have never gone more than 3 days without painting.
For me, making a painting is like falling in love. My work tends to be bold, and a lot of passion and emotion comes along with the process. Most of the time I have no idea what I'm about to paint. But it is the journey into the uncertainty, and it is awakening of the heart.
My life is simple. I have two sons. I teach art. I host these really cool and unusual creativity workshops for kids. And sometimes even for adults. I am honored in that my paintings and my work have been commissioned by people all around the world.
For as long as I can remember I have loved painting, travel, nature and reflection. My wellspring of passion helps me to create beautiful artwork and art experiences. Just as the poet captures beauty in his writing, I capture it in my artwork.
Much of my work begins while traveling to beautiful vistas. I then add finishing touches in my studio. There is an imaginative and magical element to my work. It has been called hauntingly beautiful. I enjoy studying ideas and learning about different topics through creating series paintings.
I believe that when I paint and when I paint with others, there is healing and transformation that happens. This transformation is one toward empowerment.