I hope that you are moved in some way by my work. A piece of art elicits a reaction from the viewer that is more spontaneous when it is free from influence by the artist's verbal description. I want whoever views my work to have a visual and emotional response and be free to interpret it as an individual experience. I enjoy making art and the experimentation process. I am inspired by many other artists. Some of my favorites are Karl Umlauf, a Texas artist known for his great experimentation and references to geological forms. I also admire the work of Alden Mason, a noted artist widely exhibited in the Northwest United States and the Seattle Museum of Modern Art. I have worked many years as a graphic designer and illustrator however my first love is making mixed media art. I also do commissioned pet portraits and have used my art as a fund raising tool for Greyhound adoption and animal rescue groups.