The inclination to make art came to me at an early age growing up in Omaha, Nebraska; and I went on to earn a B.S. in Art Education, and a M.F.A. in Painting. I was determined to teach art at any level, and ended up with Middle School in Inverness, Florida.
Albert Pinkham Ryder's paintings are a great inspiration to me, along with other Romanticists; Ralph Albert Blakelock, J.M.W. Turner, Albert Bierstadt, and William Blake. Automatism and Expressionism will continue to play a role in my work.