degree in biology and chemistry, 26 years in the
aerospace industry and a lead auditor for the world’s
largest certification organization; and I was so
unhappy. So, in 2008 I moved to Austin Texas, adopted
two mixed pit bull dogs, a 28 ounce neurotic kitten, and
simply pushed the magic send button on my keyboard and
my resignation letter was off.
What was I thinking?
FREEDOM AND PASSION. I was finally going to pursue a
career as an American Artist. From childhood I was
compelled to create, won awards for my work and voted
most likely to succeed as an artist. Why not take these
attributes to a professional level?
So, for the next 9 months I
spent every day either painting or sculpting, ate a lot
of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and made some
really bad stuff, but slowing I began to sell a few
items and my heart began to sense that I really could do
this artist thing. There was a bigger in thrill selling
a sculpture to a woman who said she could feel the agony
in the piece and that she was proudly going to display
it on her desk, than with meeting with the heads of
major aerospace companies to discuss their audit
My typical day begins early
in the morning with a cup of warm coffee, my two dogs
and cat by my side offering their varied opinions on how
the piece should go, and ends late in the evening with
one of them snoring so loudly, that the sound rattles
the windows. Life is good.
My goals as an artist is to share my vision of the world
by, creating distinct pieces of work with unique forms,
textures and expressions that will add something special
to the viewers day.
studio/gallery tour on request