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I am originally from the Chicago area. I graduated from high school in 1985 and attended the University of New Mexico as a student athlete. I fell in love with the landscape, food and diverse culture of New Mexico. After earning a degree in Psychology, I started to work in the field and found I needed an outlet to deal with the stress of the job. I decided to take a figure drawing class. I loved it, struggled with it, but loved it and knew I had a passion for the visual arts. I went back to school and earned a BFA and loved every minute of it. Sharing the studio environment with other artists was a truly exhilarating and wonderful experience.
I focused mainly on oil painting and drawing but found myself drawn to ceramics ten years out of school. Clay is a very different and complex medium. I feel getting my hands dirty in the clay helps to redirect my process and often times balances my creative energy.
I find inspiration and peace in nature. It has become my journey to share my love of nature through my artwork.