I have worked as a professional artist since receiving my MFA in painting and drawing from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge LA. After receiving my MFA, I worked for several years as an art instructor on the university level, and as an artist-in-residence at a few public and private schools. However, I never had enough time to develop my craft as fully as I wanted to, so in 1995, I made a difficult decision to leave the world of academics to focus full time on art and writing.
My goal as an artist is to present a dialogue between the viewer and the work of art, something that reveals a new dimension every time you visit the work.
I am fascinated by creation, the wonder and amazement of it all. When I take a walk I am dazzled by nature, after I receive this sacrament of astonishment, I come in and make art; somehow a small portion of the magic leaks into my painting, a little speck of it, sufficient to make me cry, maybe just enough to make someone else cry and be amazed. That is my inspiration.