Selden Gallery exhibiting artist 2007

I have always thought of myself as an artist. The creative urge has always been with me even through the years when I was too busy raising a family to make art. When that task was nearly complete, I began to paint again and, after working in isolation for some time, I enrolled in graduate school for the challenge an artistic community provides.

Making art has been my way of communicating something about the delights and the irritants in my life. Contributors to both have been, my family, politics, religion, the art world, and the art-making process. If work stemming from my experience of pleasure and pain strikes a chord of recognition with the viewer then, I feel I’ve done my job as an artist. I’ve touched the on-looker and communicated something about who I am.

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