"Art is the smile of the soul."
I've been an Indiana resident all my life. At an early age I found I had a knack for drawing what I saw. I was fortunate to have some great teachers who encouraged me, and a love of nature was instilled in me from my parents with vacations to the north woods, spotting and identifying wildlife, hunting and fishing as a part of my growing up. In my years at Ball State I saw and experienced professional art, and I'm now working in computer graphics, but still can't wait to pursue the fine art that I enjoy producing. I still love doing art. The whole process from idea, to materials, to making, finishing and framing. It’s fun.